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LOW SPEED COLLISIONS
& G-FORCES
COMPARISON STUDY

In the event of an automobile collision, it is important to understand whether the associated forces and accelerations would be sufficient to cause injuries. To illustrate the series of events generally occurring during a collision, the Laboratory has implemented a bumper-cart model that exhibits similar characteristics to an automobile. By equipping our test subject with an electro-mechanical accelerometer, the real-time acceleration data during an impact simulation can be translated into simple wave graphs of g-forces. This approach can also be implemented in measuring the g-forces in typical daily activities so that the forces can be compared to those experienced during an automobile collision. Our staff has successfully conducted numerous real-time demonstrations of these studies for individual firms and courtroom trials.

The Laboratory has been involved in thousands of traffic collision investigations. With extensive knowledge of vehicular kinematics, skid-mark examination, vehicle code research, signal phase patterns, and perception-reaction analyses, we provide state-of-the-art reconstruction to uncover the facts in an accident. For site inspections, the Laboratory has professional quality, multi-camera and video capabilities that allow scene re-creations to be simultaneously documented from multiple viewpoints. These views can be synced together to produce useful visual demonstrations with professional results. Our in-house video production facilities allow greater flexibility and accuracy when reconstructing an accident than a separate outside video production firm. Our experience is widely applied to red light disputes, high-speed collisions, vehicle rollovers, multi-vehicular accidents, and more. We also offer the option of 3-D animation to recreate and illustrate the event scenarios in detail using state-of-the-art 3-D animation software.

STATE-OF-THE-ART
RECONSTRUCTION &
3-D ANIMATION

PRODUCT EVALUATION,
TESTING, PREMISES
INSPECTION &
AREAS

In addition to auto-collision investigations, the Laboratory is also involved in many other areas. We investigate failure cause and evaluate warning adequacy for both consumer products (chairs, ladders, toys, appliances, etc.) and industrial equipment (presses, conveyors, elevators, scaffolding, forklifts, etc.). Our facility offers a variety of destructive and non-destructive testing techniques including optical and electron microscopy. For premises liability (slip-and-fall, trip-and-fall, swimming pool, etc.), the Laboratory provides in-house friction tests, on-site inspection and code research. We have also developed industry standards regarding warnings on swimming pools. Moreover, our assessments propose alternative solutions for improving safety levels overall and reducing the risk of unnecessary and preventable accidents.

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Address

5324 Canoga Ave.
Woodland Hills, CA
91364

Contact us by phone

Phone

818-348-1133
800-429-9938
818-348-4484 (Fax)