MEAForensic hosts members from the California Highway Patrol’s Multidisciplinary Accident Investigation Team (MAIT) program to an accident reconstruction training seminar at MEA’s Laguna Hills facility. Staged crash tests demonstrate various concepts related to vehicle and crash dynamics to our guests. An article of the day’s event is featured in the OC Register.
Craig Wilkinson presented at the Annual Law Clerks conference held by the Canadian Defence Lawyers in Toronto on “Asking the Right Questions: Getting the Most from Your Expert”.
Mark Bailey, Andrea Ho, Craig Wilkinson, Ken Iliadis and Pamela D’Addario attend the Society of Automotive Engineers’ (SAE) 2009 World Congress in Detroit, Michigan. Mark Bailey presents MEA research on the “Mechanics of Wheel Separation” as Craig Wilkinson discusses “The Accuracy of 1997 to 2005 General Motors Event Data Recorders in NHTSA Crash Tests”.
MEA Forensic hosts 15 members of the Society of Automotive Engineers, British Columbia Chapter to a tour of our Vancouver office facilities. Led by Dale Goudie, Elvis Cepuš, Elizabeth Hassan, Jeff Nickel and James Bowler, the guests are given presentations on polymer identification using FTIR, an impact sled demonstration in our Biomechanics Lab, and a Crash Data Recorder (CDR) demonstration involving vehicle-to-barrier crash test.
Nicholas Mang and Alyssa DeMarco attend Boot Camp Vancouver hosted by the Canadian Defence Lawyers.
A review paper entitled “The anatomy and biomechanics of acute and chronic whiplash injury” is published in Traffic Injury Prevention. Gunter Siegmund co-authors this review with Beth Winkelstein of the University of Pennsylvania, Paul Ivancic of Yale University, Mats Svensson of Chalmers University of Technology, and Anita Vasavada of Washington State University.
MEA research demonstrating that collision jerk plays little or no role in the genesis of whiplash injuries is published in the Journal of Physiology. This research was conducted in collaboration with Jean-Sébastien Blouin of UBC’s School of Human Kinetics.
Gunter Siegmund is awarded a 5 year Discovery Grant from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) to pursue research into gender-related differences in neck biomechanics relevant to whiplash injury.
Mircea Oala-Florescu and Marcia Araujo celebrate their 10 year anniversaries at MEA Forensic.