Injuries, Anatomy, Biomechanics & Federal Regulation     

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Duration: 3 Days
October 15-17, 2014 (8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. ) - Troy, Michigan  

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Safety continues to be one of the most important factors in motor vehicle design, manufacture and marketing. This seminar provides a comprehensive overview of these critical automotive safety considerations: injury and anatomy; human tolerance and biomechanics; occupant protection; testing; and federal legislation. The knowledge shared at this seminar will enable attendees to be more aware of safety considerations and to better understand and interact with safety experts.

This course has been approved by the Accreditation Commission for Traffic Accident Reconstruction (ACTAR) for 18 Continuing Education Units (CEUs). Upon completion of this seminar, accredited reconstructionists should contact ACTAR, 800-809-3818, to request CEUs. As an ACTAR approved course, the fee for CEUs is reduced to $5.00.

Learning Objectives
By attending in this seminar, you will be able to:

  • Recognize the significance of various injuries, how to rank order and quantitatively compare their severity, and how to access overall severity of multiple injuries.
  • Assess the significance of various test results, know their basis and how to interpret them.
  • Identify the biomechanical and legal basis of safety regulations and their changes (especially FMVSS 208 and 214).
  • Describe the different measuring capabilities of various test dummies including Hybrid III test dummies.
  • Contrast the difference between impact and deceleration injuries for various body regions and explain the "third collision," which takes place within the vehicle.

Who Should Attend
This seminar is designed for all professionals - technical or managerial - who are involved either directly or indirectly with vehicle safety performance. An engineering undergraduate degree in any discipline would be beneficial.

Topical Outline

  • Introduction & Background
  • Next Generation Restraint Systems
  • Injury Scales -- Abbreviated Injury Scale (AIS); Injury Severity Score (ISS); Trauma Score; Harm; Injury Priority Rating (IPR), Functional Capacity Index (FCI)
  • Diagnostic Images of Injuries -- Plain Film X-rays, CT, MRI
  • The Role of Alcohol
  • Anatomy, Injuries and Tolerance Parameters (By Body Region) -- Head & Neck; Spine; Chest; Abdomen; Pelvis and Lower Extremities
  • Test Devices: Basic Differences and Measuring Capabilities for Front and Side Impact Tests
  • FMVSS 201, 208, 214 and NCAP and LINCAP -- Current & Proposed Injury Criteria and their Biomechanical Basis
  • Regulatory Process -- Federal Rulemaking Process and NHTSA -- Legal Authorizations and Restrictions
  • Assessing Pre-existing Conditions and Previous Injury
  • Older Drivers - Special Needs

Instructor(s): Jeffrey A. Pike
Jeffrey A. Pike is President, Biomechanics Consulting, Inc. and Adjunct Professor, Biomedical Engineering, Wayne State University. He previously held the position of Senior Technical Specialist, Occupant Injury/Biomechanics, Ford Motor Company, from which he recently retired. He has extensive professional experience in biomechanics, injury mechanisms and causation, occupant protection, testing, regulatory requirements and regulatory process and medical records review. Mr. Pike has organized and presented at numerous technical forums, including sessions at two White House Conferences as well as SAE Symposia on Vehicle Rollovers, Occupant Protection and Lower Limb Injuries. He has also taught SAE regulatory and forensics seminars for 21 years and has been a guest lecturer at MIT, the Medical College of Wisconsin, the University of Michigan, Harvard Medical School and the University of Virginia. Mr. Pike is an SAE Fellow and received the Forest R. McFarland Award in 2004 for his contributions to SAE professional development activities. His publications include technical papers, book chapters and principal author of two textbooks published by SAE: Automotive Safety: Anatomy, Injury, Testing and Regulation and Neck Injury: The Use of X-Rays, CT's and MRI's to Study Crash-Related Injury Mechanisms. His educational background includes studies at Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn, New York University and the University of Michigan.

Fees: $1615.00 ; SAE Members: $1285.00 - $1445.00

2.0 CEUs
You must complete all course contact hours and successfully pass the learning assessment to obtain CEUs.

Testimonial
"Stimulating, comprehensive overview covering all aspects of injury, anatomy, biomechanics and federal regulations."
Barbara Hartline
Product Engineer
Ford Motor Company

"This program provided a broad overview of material that will help me in understanding and communicating with the other engineers on my job. It will also help me in my analysis."
Ellen Barnes
Safety Statistical Methods Technical Specialist
Ford Motor Company

"Good training that gives an overview of the human body and injury while briefly covering other aspects of safety."
David S. Srugis
Mechanical Engineer
Autoliv North America, Inc.

"Instructor is very engaging in approach."
George Nicols
Safety Regulatory Engineer
Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing

"The instructor was very interesting and the class was very informative."
Jeff Suway
Contract Engineer
Alpha Technology Associate, Inc.

"This is an excellent course. I highly recommend it for anyone working in biomechanics, vehicle occupant safety, or with government regulations or standards."
Ron Huston
Professor
University of Cincinnati

"One of the most valuable courses I have attended in quite some time."
Craig Beyer
M.D./ Orthopedic Surgeon
Illinois SW Orthopedics

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