Current projects include investigations of the biomechanical basis for neck injury, and the development of a computational and mechanical model of the neck for the evaluation of safety equipment. Other areas of ongoing research include:

  • biomechanics and anthropometry of the pediatric head and cervical spine
  • development of biofidelity and certification criteria for advanced Anthropomorphic Test Devices (ATDs, or crash test dummies).
  • the viscoelastic modeling and injury characterization of soft tissue
  • characterization of the mechanical stability of the spine following surgery
  • determination of muscle volume and geometry for the cervical spine.