Biomechanics of head injuries and helmet protection - Advocate Articles

Published by Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles

Summary

A BIOMECHANIST CAN EVALUATE THE EFFECTIVENESS OF A HELMET IN A CRASH AND HELP PROVE THE SEVERITY OF IMPACT TO THE HEAD

Presenters
Stephanie Bonin, PhD, PE
Stephanie Bonin, PhD, PE, is a biomechanical and professional engineer at MEA Forensic Engineers & Scientists in Orange County. She analyzes injury mechanisms in cases involving motor vehicle collisions, trip and falls, industrial accidents, and head injuries. She has Bachelor of Science degrees in Physiology and Engineering Mechanics, a Master’s in Mechanical Engineering, and a PhD in Industrial Engineering with a focus in injury biomechanics. Dr. Bonin has extensive helmet research and testing experience and herdissertation focused on relating helmet residual liner crush to head acceleration. She can be reached at Stephanie.bonin@meaforensic.com.
John C. Gardiner, Ph.D., PE
Biomechanist - MEA Forensic Engineers & Scientists
John C. Gardiner, PhD PE, is a Principal and Senior Biomechanical Engineer in the Orange County office of MEA Forensic Engineers and Scientists. Dr. Gardiner has a BS degree in Mechanical Engineering, a PhD in Bioengineering, and is licensed as a Professional Mechanical Engineer in California. He is responsible for conducting investigations to assess injury mechanics in cases involving automo bile collisions, falls, and sports injuries. He is an active participant in MEA's biomechanical research programs investigating areas such as whiplash injuries and motorcycle helmet performance.

Originally Published

June 1, 2018

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