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 Expert  108309

Expert in Biomechanics of Injury and Accommodation

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Michigan (MI)
Education Work History Career Accomplishments Consulting Services Expert Witness

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IMPACT BIOMECHANICS; AUTOMOTIVE SAFETY. Expert is an expert in the field of impact biomechanics, particularly with regard to the response and injury of the human body in automotive crashes. He has conducted numerous research studies in the field and has worked on the application of human response and injury data to the design of improved automotive crash dummies. He has also applied his knowledge of the field to research and standards-writing activities aimed at improving the level of crash protection provided to persons seated in wheelchairs.

AUTOMOTIVE ERGONOMICS. Expert has conducted in-depth research concerning the ergonomic design of automotive interiors. He has done this with particular regard to the positioning of driver controls to meet the needs of the driver population. His work in this area has included research to define the positioning and posture of drivers and the development of improved driver workspace models. Expert has expertise in automotive human factors engineering.

ANTHROPOMETRY. Expert has conducted extensive research in anthropometry. This has involved measuring the human body and then applying the measurements for the U.S. population to product design. His work in this regard has utilized a variety of state-of-the-art anthropometric measurement techniques. These include automated anthropometers with computer readout and DLT stereophotogrammetry. These methodologies have been used in three major studies concerned with the sizes and shapes of children and children's heads with regard to design of consumer products. He has also used them to collect three-dimensional data describing the seated anthropometry of the automotive driver and is now involved in the application of these data to the design of more human-like crash dummies.




automotive ergonomics


automotive safety


human impact biomechanics


workplace environment engineering


child passenger safety


mechanism of injury

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Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Detroit, Michigan;  Warren, Michigan;  Flint, Michigan;  Sterling Heights, Michigan;  Lansing, Michigan;  Ann Arbor, Michigan;  Livonia, Michigan;  Dearborn, Michigan;  Westland, Michigan;  and Toledo, Ohio.

Often requested
with this expert:

Automotive Electronics
Accident Reconstruction, Biomechanical, Mechanical, and...
Automotive Seating & Safety, Child Safety Seats, Seat...
Sutures, Medical Devices, Moisture Degradation, Absorbable...

Year   Degree   Subject   Institution  
1973   PhD   Bioengineering   University of Michigan  
1966   MS   Mechanical Engineering and Bioengineering   University ofMichigan  
1965   MS   Mechanical Engineering   University of Michigan  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Title  

1973 to 2000


UMTRI, University Of Michigan


Research Scientist


1970 to 1973


Kresge Hearing Research Institute


Research Assistant


Career Accomplishments:

SAE Stapp Car Crash Conference Advisory Committee

Consulting Services:
Recent Client Requests:
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Expert Witness:
Recent Litigation Client Requests:
  • Expert in biomechanics for consulting on seatbelt vs. car accident velocity litigation.
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