Design of an Articulated Neck for Testbed Mannequin

José Luis Rueda Arreguin, Marco Ceccarelli, Christopher Rene Torres San Miguel

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In this paper a new solution is presented for an articulated artificial neck to be used with a sensored head mannequin in simulating the effects of impacts on the head. Problems and requirements are outlined to guide to a solution with low-cost design using also commercial components. Basic performance is evaluated through a dynamic simulation to define a prototype design for testing purposes.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMechanisms and Machine Science
Number of pages8
StatePublished - 2021

Publication series

NameMechanisms and Machine Science
ISSN (Print)2211-0984
ISSN (Electronic)2211-0992


  • Artificial neck
  • Biomechanics
  • Mechanical design
  • Mechanism design
  • Simulation


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