BioInjury, LLC, a Biomechanical Research Firm in the Washington, DC metropolitan area, is dedicated to safety research and injury prevention. BioInjury provides research, investigation, analysis and education on safety and biomechanical issues as well as in depth coordination with other organizations specializing injury prevention. Areas of expertise in the automotive crash environment include the following:
· Biomechanical Evaluation of Injury Mechanisms
· Pediatric Injury Tolerance and Injury Prevention
· Review and Analysis of Medical and Technical Literature
· Review and Analysis of Government Regulations and Rulemaking
· Analysis and Evaluation of Testing
· Biomechanical Analysis of Products that Enhance Safety
Founder and safety expert Salena Zellers Schmidtke MSE, is a biomechanical engineer with extensive experience evaluating injuries that occur during dynamic events such as car crashes. Her specialties include research and analysis of injury tolerance and injury prevention, evaluating federal requirements, performing biomedical product evaluations, research and development, and developing marketing strategies and funding opportunities for new products.
Salena received her Bachelors of Science in Biomedical Engineering from Tulane University and her Masters of Science from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. As an adjunct faculty member of the Biomedical Engineering Department and a Senior Scientist at the CDC’s Injury Control and Research Center at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, Salena lectured on the biomechanics of injury, total joint replacement, and vehicle safety issues. She has also developed and implemented research projects that included mechanical and experimental testing, analysis of injury/accident databases, and evaluation of case studies to examine product effectiveness and injury reduction.
Since that time, Salena has focused on injury prevention and control in the motor vehicle environment and is working closely with UAB’s (Injury Control Research Center (ICRC) and the Southern Consortium for Injury Biomechanics (SCIB) as an editor and the project manager for publication of a Pediatric Injury Biomechanics Data Archive & Textbook, which will specify and describe the current state of the art in pediatric injury biomechanics focusing on injury prevention in the automobile crash envirionment. The objective of the book is to provide an archive of information, essentially a resource for computational modelers, researchers, future rulemaking upgrades, injury criteria development, dummy development, developers of child injury interventions, as well as a tool to assist in identification of gaps in research and potential funding opportunities.
BioInjury researchers are not available as testifying experts.