EU Whip-Lash Study to Include Women

Swedish traffic safety researchers say they welcome the European Union decision to launch a project on women suffering from whip-lash in automobile accidents.

They add that although women are more often whip-lash victims than men and have different injuries, the research dummies and computer data in laboratory collisions are all based on the male model.

The study program is to analyze such factors as muscle mass and neck structure compared to head size to see how different human bodies react in a collision. A number of different European countries are to participate in the three-and-a-half million US dollar program.

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