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How Can Event Data Recorders Aid in Accident Reconstruction?

October 12, 2021

An estimated 38,680 people died in motor vehicle crashes in the United States in 2020 [1]. In Canada, the number of traffic fatalities was 1,762 in 2019 [2]. Therefore, determining the cause of a motor vehicle crash and creating policies to prevent future accidents and deaths is of paramount importance. Accident Reconstruction can uncover the causes of an accident and modern technology can...

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What is Human Factors Ergonomics (HFE)?

October 7, 2021

Human Factors Ergonomics is a field that has been growing rapidly in the last 30 years, in the United States, Canada, and other countries around the world. Ergonomics means the “science of work”, derived from the Greek words “ergon” (work) and “nomos” (laws) [1]. The terms Human Factors and Ergonomics are used interchangeably, with HFE being the most common abbreviation.

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Sports and Recreation Injuries in Adults and Children: How Can You Stay Safe While Participating in Leisure Activities?

October 4, 2021

Sports and leisure activities can provide a needed source of both exercise and relaxation [1]. However, whether the exercise involves gym equipment, organized sporting events, or extreme sporting, leisure activities can sometimes result in injuries. In the United States, an average of...

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How Can Falls be Prevented in Older Adults?

September 27, 2021

Did you know that falls among adults aged 65 and older are common and costly? According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, falls are...

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Safety Assist Technology: Do Young or Older Drivers Benefit More?

September 20, 2021

Today’s vehicles are continually evolving in terms of the type and amount of technology available to drivers. Some examples are push button starts, electric power assist steering, smartphone integration, fully digital gauges, and infotainment systems. Additionally, most of today’s vehicles also come equipped with active safety...

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Teenage Driving Safety: How Can We Keep Young Drivers Safe?

August 27, 2021

Motor vehicles accidents (MVAs) remain a leading cause of death and injury to teenagers and young adults. In 2019, 2,400 teenagers aged 13–19 were killed, and about 258,000 were treated in emergency departments for injuries suffered in MVAs [1].

Teenage drivers are involved in MVAs for several different reasons. The most common risk
factors include...

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