AutoTRIAGE: a clinical, computational and biomechanical investigation of the feasibility of using vehicular event data recorders for assessing head trauma severity in collisions

Supervisors

Mazdak Ghajari (Dyson School of Design Engineering)
David Sharp (Medicine)
Philip Martin (Transport Research Laboratory)
Mark Wilson (Surgery & Cancer)

Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a leading injury type amongst vehicle occupants, with serious cases requiring the deployment of substantial emergency service resources. The purpose of this research is to explore the feasibility of using data recorded by the embedded sensors on a vehicle to instantaneously indicate the severity of TBI experienced in a collision and rapidly direct the deployment of emergency service resources, maximising the likelihood of a positive outcome. The implementation of AutoTRIAGE within vehicles has the potential to significantly reduce the impact of road traffic collisions on the number of deaths and serious injuries.

This project is jointly funded and supervised by Transport Research Laboratory (TRL).  Whilst the student will be based at Imperial College, they will be expected to spend some of their research time at TRL.

For more information, or if you have questions about the project, please email the project supervisors directly (links above).

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