(Received 18 December 1987; accepted 7 September 1989)
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Frequency response characteristics for electronic measurement systems and mechanical test fixtures used in tests of fall protection equipment are proposed. The recommendations are based upon the analysis of the dynamic properties of the human body as measured in impact and vibration tests with volunteer subjects. The critical frequencies that are associated with human injury were found to be in the range of 0 to 16 Hz. A corner frequency of 100 Hz is recommended for the measurement system, and a minimum resonant frequency of 200 Hz is recommended for the mechanical test fixture.
Research Engineer, Ontario Hydro, Research Division, Toronto, Ontario
Director of Biodynamics and Bioengineering, Harry G. Armstrong Aerospace Medical Research Laboratory, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, OH
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