Biomechanics

Crash Injury Research Engineering Network

Principal Investigator: Eileen M. Bulger, M.D., F.A.C.S., University of Washington Department of Surgery.
Co-Principal Investigator: David J. Nuckley, Ph.D., University of Washington Department of Mechanical Engineering.
Funding Source: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

The Harborview Injury Prevention and Research Center (HIPRC) participates as a site in the Crash Injury Research and Engineering Network sponsored by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and the automotive industry. As a member of this network, the HIPRC conducts motor vehicle injury surveillance for occupant injuries among restrained passengers in selected crashes. Detailed crash reconstruction and clinical data are collected and loaded into a national database shared by all sites. Data will be used by researchers and automotive engineers to improve the design and engineering of passenger vehicles.