Analysis of the Alignment of Whole Spine in Automotive Seated and Supine Postures Using an Upright Open MRI System
Paper in proceeding, 2015

The purpose of this study is to provide the alignment of whole spine in an automotive seated posture by analyzing image data acquired with an upright open MRI system. Five female and three male asymptomatic subjects were scanned in seated and supine postures, and midsagittal images were analyzed in the location of the center of vertebral body and the vertebral angle relative to lower adjacent vertebra from C2 to sacrum. Results showed that 1) females were more likely to have non-lordosis than males, 2) lumbar lordosis was larger for females than males, and sacrum slope was greater for males than females, 3) thoracic kyphosis and T1 slope were greater for the cervical lordotic type than kyphotic type in seated posture.

MRI [C1]

Injury prediction


Driving posture

Injury mechanism / Spine alignment


Fusako Sato Sakayachi

Vehicle and Traffic Safety Centre at Chalmers

Chalmers, Applied Mechanics, Vehicle Safety

Mamiko Odani

Yui Endo

Mitsunori Tada

Yusuke Miyazaki

Taichi Nakajima

Koshiro Ono

Shigehiro Morikawa

Mats Svensson

Chalmers, Applied Mechanics, Vehicle Safety

Vehicle and Traffic Safety Centre at Chalmers

Proceedings, 2015 JSAE Annual Congress


Areas of Advance


Life Science Engineering (2010-2018)

Subject Categories

Vehicle Engineering

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