Our experts in injury biomechanics will present on the mechanics of head and brain injury, and discuss their own peer-reviewed research into helmet effectiveness. We hope you will join us.
|July 29th, 2020||10:00 AM Pacific / 1:00 PM Eastern||On Zoom|
What mechanisms lead to brain injuries? How can helmets mitigate different types of brain injury? Are all helmets the same? Would a helmet have made a difference in your client’s case? Ask your questions directly to our experts Ben Elkin, Alyssa DeMarco and Stephanie Bonin.
Our presenters are certified continuing education providers by the California State Bar, and our courses are accredited by the Law Societies of British Columbia and Ontario.
For more information, contact Marcia Araujo.
The presenters – Helmets and the Biomechanics of Head Injury
Dr. Ben Elkin's research is focused on the biomechanics of brain injury, more precisely the response of the brain to head impacts and other indirect exposures that have been associated with concussions. He recently published a study on the possible link between impact location and an increased concussion risk in struck vs striking football players.
- Brain injury mechanisms for focal and diffuse injuries, including concussion
- Biomechanics of how helmets can mitigate these different types of brain injuries
Alyssa has conducted multiple research projects on football and bicycle helmets. Her latest project led to the surprising discovery that certified helmets do not always meet the minimal impact protection required: Impact performance of certified bicycle helmets below, on, and above the test line.
- Types of helmet (multi-, single-impact)
- Parts of a helmet
- What are the standards and how are they most relevant to court cases
- Expiration dates
- Test line
- New tests
Dr. Stephanie Bonin analyzes injury mechanisms in road and workplace incidents. Her research on motorcycle, bicycle, football, and equestrian helmets appears in peer-reviewed journals. She is currently investigating the effectiveness of Multi-directional Impact Protection Systems (MIPS) in bicycle helmets, which was accepted for the IRCOBI 2020 conference.
- Introduce helmet evaluation for cases
- What types of questions can biomechanical engineers answer
- Helmet examination
- What info does your expert need?
- Case studies