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Lawrence W. Schneider

Dr. Lawrence W. Schneider is a research professor emeritus in UMTRI's Biosciences Group.  He joined UMTRI in 1973, was the Biosciences group head from 1986 until 2011, and became emeritus in 2016. He earned a B.S. in mechanical engineering, an M.S. in mechanical engineering and bioengineering,...

Matthew P. Reed

Dr. Reed is a research professor and head of the Biosciences Group. Dr. Reed is also a research professor in Industrial and Operations Engineering and directs the Human Motion Simulation Laboratory in the Center for Ergonomics. Dr. Reed’s research focuses on physical ergonomics, engineering...

Jingwen Hu

Jingwen Hu is a Research Associate Professor in the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute Biosciences Group. He earned a PhD in biomedical engineering from Wayne State University and an MS and a BS in automotive engineering from Tsinghua University.

Dr. Hu's research...

The effect of bracing availability on force-exertion capability in one-hand isometric pulling tasks
In activities of daily living and industrial tasks people encounter obstructions in their environment that kinematically limit the postures that they can achieve. These obstructions can also provide an opportunity for additional support such as bracing with the hand, thigh or other body part. The...
An injury risk curve for the hip for use in frontal impact crash testing
To facilitate the assessment of hip injury risk in frontal motor-vehicle crashes, an injury risk curve that relates peak force transmitted to the hip to the probability of hip fracture was developed by using survival analysis to fit a lognormal distribution to a recently published dataset of hip...
Computational investigation of the effects of driver and vehicle interior factors on the risk of knee-thigh-hip injureis in frontal crashes
The effects of seatbelt use, muscle tension, lower-extremity posture, driver fore-aft seat position, seat height, and seat angle on the likelihood of knee, thigh, and hip (KTH) injuries during knee-to-knee-bolster impacts in frontal crashes were studied using a finite element (FE) human model. A...
PMHS impact response in low and high-speed nearside impacts
Lateral impact tests were performed using seven male post-mortem human subjects (whole, unembalmed cadavers) to further characterize the response of the body, and in particular the force-deflection response of the lower abdomen, to lateral impact. All tests were performed using a dual-sled, side-...
BioTab a new method for analyzing and documenting injury causation in motor-vehicle crashes.
Objective: To describe a new method for analyzing and documenting the causes of injuries in motor vehicle crashes that has been implemented since 2005 in cases investigated by the Crash Injury Research Engineering Network (CIREN). Methods: The new method, called BioTab, documents injury causation...

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