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Consultants at Guidance Engineering have researched injury risks during low-speed motor vehicle accidents through simulations of motor vehicle accidents, investigating head accelerations during activities of daily living, and statistical analyses from national injury reporting databases. These studies allow comparison of the likely forces and motions sustained by an occupant during an accident, forces experienced during the course of everyday life, and injury tolerance levels. 

 
 

 
 

Publications, Abstracts, and Presentations

 

Suderman B, Scher I, Ching R. Likelihood of Lumbar Spine Injuries for Far-Sided Occupants in Low to Moderate Speed Lateral Impacts. SAE Paper 2014-01-0494, Society of Automotive Engineers, Inc., Warrendale, PA, 2014.

Gates D, Bridges A, Welch TDJ, Lam T, Scher I, Yamaguchi GT. Lumbar loads in low to moderate speed rear impacts. SAE Paper 2010-01-0141, Society of Automotive Engineers, Inc., Warrendale, PA, 2010.

Bussone W, Moore T, Richards D, Bove R, Scher I, Prange M. Everyday head accelerations of a pediatric population. SAE Paper 2009-01-0383, Society of Automotive Engineers, Inc., Warrendale, PA, 2009, and in SAE Int. J. Passeng. Cars – Mech. Syst. 2009; 2(1), 565-586.

Heller M, Mkandawire C, Scher I, Gloeckner D, Bussone W, Cargill R. Head motion in the coronal plane during low-speed lateral impact collisions. Abstract presented at the Biennial Meeting of the International Society of Biomechanics, Taipei, Taiwan, July 2007.

Scher I, Young D, Trachtman D. The influence of age on the forces produced during normal seat belt buckling. Paper presented at the Annual Bioengineering Conference of American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Keystone, CO, June 2007.

Mkandawire C, Mazzucco D, Vijayakumar V, Scher I, Heller M, Morrison H. Head kinematics and upper neck loading during simulated low-speed lateral impact collisions. FISITA Paper F2006T044, FISITA 2006 World Automotive Congress, Yokohama, Japan, 2006.

Vijayakumar V, Scher I, Gloeckner, D, Pierce J, Bove R, Young D, Cargill R. Head kinematics and upper neck loading during simulated low-speed rear-end collisions: A comparison with vigorous activities of daily living. SAE Paper 2006-01-0247, Society of Automotive Engineers, Inc., Warrendale, PA, 2006.

Richards D, Scher I, Vijayakumar V, Carhart M, Larson R, Taylor S, Corrigan C. Repetitive head loading: Accelerations during cyclic, everyday activities. Paper presented at the Biennial Meeting of the International Society of Biomechanics, Cleveland, OH, August 2005.

Scher I, Richards D, Vijayakumar V, Carhart M, Corrigan C, Jaekel D. Coronal head accelerations during vigorous activities of daily living. Abstract presented at the Annual Bioengineering Conference of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Vail, CO, June 2005.