Crash Forensics, Occupant Kinematics and Accident Reconstruction

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Occupant Kinematics

Occupant Kinematic Analysis and Assessment of Injury

Occupant Kinematics deals with the response of the occupant in a vehicle to an external force.  In any motor vehicle collision, the occupant's motion will be determined by the principle direction of force (PDOF) and internal crash variables.  These internal crash variables can include the vehicle restraint system, occupant position, and the interior of the vehicle.  

The importance of occupant kinematics is that by determining how an occupant reacts in a crash we are able to formulate an injury potential.  This injury potential is then compared to epidemiological risk factors in order to develop an overall collision injury potential for the occupant. 

What we do.

  • Determine Injury Potential Based on Auto Collision Reconstruction and Documentation Review
  • Determine Treatment and Benefit Need.
  • Determine Long Term Impairment Potential
  • Determine Validity of a Claim


Human Occupant Kinematics Analysis and Assessment

Collision Vector Analysis and Assessment

  • Occupant Kinematic Analysis Rear Impact Collision
  • Occupant Kinematic Analysis Front Impact Collision
  • Occupant Kinematic Analysis Front Off Set Impact Collision
  • Occupant Kinematic Analysis Side (Near) Impact Collision
  • Occupant Kinematic Analysis Side (Far) Impact Collision
  • Injury Kinematic Analysis

    • Spinal Kinematics
    • Brain Injury Kinematics
    • Upper Extremity Kinematics
  • Lower Extremity Kinematics
  • Hip and Pelvis Kinematics
  • Temporal Mandibular Joint Kinematics

    Why Occupant Kinematics instead of just Accident Reconstruction?