Subdural Hematoma Injury Risk Curve Development for Older Occupants

Because the proportion of older people in the US population is increasing, and older occupants are more likely to become injured and die from vehicle crashes compared to younger occupants, improving safety in vehicles for older occupants has become an important focus. Among older occupants, serious head and thorax injuries are the most frequent and life-threatening. This project addresses subdural hematoma, which becomes more frequent and more life-threatening with age. This project aims to provide human head kinematic and brain motion data during crash level severity tests to be used in development of an injury risk function for subdural hematoma.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • USDOT Research Hub DisplayID 157496


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  • Status: Active
  • Funding: $135000
  • Sponsor Organizations:

    National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

  • Managing Organizations:

    National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

    Vehicle Research and Test Center
    East Liberty, OH  United States  43319
  • Project Managers:

    Rhule, Heather

  • Start Date: 20210101
  • Expected Completion Date: 20210930
  • Actual Completion Date: 0
  • USDOT Program: Vehicle Safety Research
  • Subprogram: CW_Bio

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01862423
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Department of Transportation
  • Files: RIP, USDOT
  • Created Date: Oct 25 2022 10:24AM