Assessing whether an injury is causally related to a motor vehicle accident requires an analysis of the energy and forces involved, occupant response and the presence or absence of the required injury mechanism in the context of human tolerance and an individual’s unique biomechanical attributes. This process is achieved using the scientific disciplines of Biomechanical Engineering and Accident Reconstruction. Often these disciplines are used independently. However, by coordinating them together, a much more comprehensive investigation can be performed.
Presented by: Ian Grissom
and Amanda Stone
Ian Grissom, BSME, ACTAR
Mr. Grissom is a forensic scientist and accident reconstructionist specializing in the investigation of motor vehicle accidents. He earned a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering at Seattle Pacific University and, during his studies, he focused on mechanical deformation and kinematics, including vehicle motion. Mr. Grissom is experienced in three-dimensional laser scanning, photogrammetry, and processing data to perform analyses. He is an accredited accident reconstructionist (ACTAR), a certified BOSCH Crash Data Retrieval (CDR) Technician, and a member of both the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) and the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE).
Amanda Stone, Ph.D.
Dr. Stone is a Senior Biomechanist specializing in injury biomechanics. Dr. Stone has firsthand experience through her focus on injury mechanisms and associated injury tolerances, a process of analyzing the kinematics and kinetics of the human body during a specific event. She also has prior experience conducting research on ACL injury and running biomechanics.
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