Vredenburgh & Associates, Inc.

Human Factors, Ergonomics, Safety,
Organizational & Biomechanics Consulting

Expertise

Biomechanics

Job Hazard Analysis

Biomechanical experts can help you understand how the forces associated with a collision affect the body and result in the sustained injuries. Our Biomechanical experts are bioengineers (U.C. Berkeley) with expertise, experience, and a course of study of the complex interaction between outside forces on the human body and its systems and the nature, type, and characteristic injuries associated with the forces. In motor vehicle collision cases, our experts examine radiology images, medical records, coroner/autopsy reports, photographs and measurements, and surveys of the vehicles. Armed with this information, they determine what forces were applied to the vehicles and the bodies to provide to the medical experts who can evaluate whether the resulting injuries are consistent with the type and direction of forces applied. Our experts can create a simulation or animation to depict the incident. Biomechanical experts can also shed light on the directional path of a pedestrian moments before an impact based on the nature of the injuries and the focal nature of the impact.

Injury cases can benefit from visualizing the sequence of events leading up to the incident.  Animations can combine photographic and other forensic evidence in a way that is educational to juries.