Reconstructing Real Life Accidents Towards Establishing Criteria for Traumatic Head Impact Injuries

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Title: Reconstructing Real Life Accidents Towards Establishing Criteria for Traumatic Head Impact Injuries
Authors: Doorly, Mary C.
Phillips, J. P.
Gilchrist, M. D.
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Date: 30-Jun-2005
Abstract: Brain injury is the leading cause of death in those aged under 45 years in both Europe and the United States. The objective of this research is to reconstruct and analyse real world cases of accidental head injury, thereby providing accurate data which can be used subsequently to develop clinical tolerance levels associated with particular traumatic injuries and brain lesions. In this study, MADYMO pedestrian models are used to analyse a well-defined set of non-fatal accidents involving simple falls. The effect of varying the initial conditions is systematically examined and the predicted MADYMO results are compared against literature data.
Type of material: Book Chapter
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
Start page: 81
End page: 90
Copyright (published version): Springer-Verlag
Keywords: Impact biomechanicsFallsAccident reconstructionHead injuryMultibody dynamics
DOI: 10.1007/1-4020-3796-1_8
Language: en
Status of Item: Peer reviewed
Is part of: Gilchrist, Michael (ed.). IUTAM Symposium on Impact Biomechanics: From Fundamental Insights to Applications
ISBN: 1-4020-3795-3
Appears in Collections:Mechanical & Materials Engineering Research Collection

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