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Equipment Specific Considerations to T&E > Personal Protective Equipment > Extremities
Test device (dummy), biological leg constraints
Although biological models are accepted as the best representation of the living human leg, several problems arise when using cadaver models for testing of the demining protective footwear: - ethical contraints, - lack of repeatability because of variations in geometry and material properties between different cadavers, and - lack of representability because the available cadaver age and medical history is not necessarily representative of the target population.
D.S. Cronin, K. Williams, C.R. (Dale) Bass, P. Magnan, F. Dosquet, D.M. Bergeron, J.L.M.J. Bree, Test Methods for Protective Footwear Against AP Mine Blast, EUDEM-SCOT, 2003