Peter Leiss, P.E. and Jamie Williams, Ph.D. of Robson Forensic, Inc. were interviewed by WGAL to discuss their findings related to a recent child safety seat study.
Engineers and scientists at Robson Forensic, Inc. crash-tested three popular rear-facing infant car seats to compare the risk of head injury when using the Lower Anchor and Tethers for CHildren (LATCH) system as compared to seatbelts during rear-end collisions. The LATCH system was required in all vehicles made after September 1, 2002 and intended to make installation of rear and forward-facing child safety seats easier. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA) website, use of the LATCH system provides equal protection as compared to using the vehicle’s seatbelts.
In this case, a security guard was badly scalded by hot water from an outdoor hose bibb. Robson Forensic was retained to explain the biomechanics of scalds and opine on the victim’s ability to detect the temperature and avoid injury.
In this document, the biomechanical engineers at Robson Forensic provide an introduction to some of the foundational principles relevant to the science of traumatic brain injuries. The discussion includes how these incidents are investigated and the many expert solutions Robson Forensic can bring to bear.