This ground-breaking book provides substantial new analysis and summary data about pregnant occupant biomechanics, and will serve as a critical asset to anyone in the field of automobile safety. The overall goal of this book is to provide the reader with a complete resource for issues relating to the pregnant occupant. This multi-authored book is thoroughly vetted and includes chapter contributions from highly qualified practitioners in the field. A total of 19 technical papers are featured and are broken into six chapters. Each chapter begins with a brief summary and analysis of the research for that topic, and is followed by a selection of references. The remainder of the chapter includes a selection of the very best full-length technical papers on the topic, which are intended to provide depth and compliment the new material.
Stefan Duma is a Professor and Department Head of Biomedical Engineering at Virginia Tech, which is the joint program between Virginia Tech and Wake Forest University called the School of Biomedical Engineering and Sciences. Dr. Duma is responsible for 51 tenured and tenure track faculty with over $25 million in annual expenditures. In addition, Dr. Duma was the founding Director of the Center for Injury Biomechanics (CIB) and has been received external funding from the NIH, CDC, NSF, DOT-NHTSA, DOD and industry partners including Toyota, Ford and GM. He has published over 200 technical papers in the field of injury biomechanics including 80 peer reviewed journal papers. His research has been recognised with the AAAM Best Scientific Paper Award in 2004 and 2007, two AAAM Best Student Paper Awards, the Stapp Conference Best Paper Award, and four Best Student Awards at Stapp Conferences. Dr. Duma is a Fellow in AAAM.