SCIB's Pediatric Injury Biomechanics Data Archive & Textbook
BioInjury is teaming up with UAB‘s Southern Consortium for Injury Biomechanics (SCIB) to publish a Pediatric Injury Biomechanics Data Archive & Textbook that will specify and describe the current state of the art in pediatric injury biomechanics in the automobile crash envirionment.
Scope of the Project:
When and how pediatric injuries occur is one of the most rapidly emerging areas of crash injury research. Little published data exist that describe the structural, material and mechanical properties of the child as they age. Consolidation and analysis of this information will provide information for investigators, those involved in rulemaking and injury criteria development, anthropomorphic dummy designers, and those involved in designing and developing child injury interventions, which will markedly improve the motor vehicle safety effectiveness for the younger population. In addition, consolidation of this information will avoid duplication of previous research and identify critical gaps in the data for future funding and research.