H-Point
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Hip pivot point or H-point refers to where a vehicle occupant’s hip, the pivot joint of the torso and thigh, would be located when in the seated position.

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  • H-Point means the mechanically hinged hip point of a manikin which simulates the actual pivot center of the human torso and thigh, described in SAE Recommended Practice J826, "Manikins for Use in Defining Vehicle Seating Accommodations," November 1962.

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