Peter Cripton elected to IRCOBI council

Peter Cripton was elected member of IRCOBI council

Dr. Peter Cripton has been elected to the International Research Council on Biomechanics of Injury for a five year term. A senior biomechanical engineer with MEA, Peter is also a professor in the School of Biomedical Engineering and Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of British Columbia.

Peter has attended the annual IRCOBI conference for many years, and saw both his students and his MEA colleagues present their research on the IRCOBI podium. Recently, he presented a novel technique for improving the accuracy of head kinematics measurements in mice using high-speed videography at the 2019 IRCOBI conference in Florence, Italy. 

“My students and I have benefited greatly from our interactions at the IRCOBI meeting and through our interactions with the IRCOBI council,” says Peter. “Since my group has benefited so much from our participation in the organization, it felt natural to want to give back to the injury biomechanics community by offering to join the council. I am humbled and honoured by my election to the council as I consider it to be the top research organization in the field of injury biomechanics.”

“The IRCOBI mission is to educate and provide an academic forum for the dissemination of best practices and research on injury causation and protective systems. I am hopeful that, through my work in the council, I can contribute to this very worthwhile mission by supporting and promoting high-quality injury biomechanics and injury prevention research, both at the IRCOBI conference and in many other venues. Through this work I hope to help increase the reach and impact of this important field internationally,” he added.

Since 1973, the International Research Council on Biomechanics of Injury (IRCOBI, then known as the International Research Committee on the Biokinetics of Impact) has been conducting an annual international scientific conference in Europe to review new knowledge on human tolerance to impact as gleaned from field accident studies, experimental research, and experience from current occupant protection systems and devices. It has also sponsored specialized conferences and seminars on such topics as trauma to children, two-wheel vehicle users, and pedestrian protection. The peer-reviewed proceedings of these various meetings are now recognized internationally as an important source of knowledge on impact biomechanics and crash injury studies. the IRCOBI Council provides an academically rigorous forum for the dissemination of the latest research into injury causation and protective systems.

See the press release announcing Dr. Cripton’s election from ICORD, a spinal cord injury research centre of the UBC Faculty of Medicine and VCH Research Institute.

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