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Wake Forest plays integral role in effort to revolutionize vehicle safety
Date:10/21/2008

proved customization of safety systems for vehicle occupants," Stitzel said. "It may one day allow vehicle safety system designers to consider the size, gender, and age of the occupant and customize the response for that individual."

GHBMC members who currently form the Consortium include Chrysler LLC, Ford Motor Co., General Motors Corp., Honda R&D Co., Hyundai Motor Co., Nissan Motor Corp. Ltd., PSA Peugeot-Citroen, Renault s.a.s., Takata Corp., Toyota Motor Corp. and TRW Automotive Holdings Corp. The GHBMC continues to seek more members wiling to consolidate their individual research and development activities in human body modeling into a single global effort to advance crash safety technology.

"In many physical models and current computational models, we are limited as to the level of detail that we can evaluate," Stitzel said. "The use of computer models allows us to represent blood vessels, organs and bones in a tool that can evaluate the risk of injury with a greater degree of precision and accuracy than has been possible before. This is a very exciting evolution in vehicle safety which has the potential to save lives."


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Contact: Jessica Guenzel
jguenzel@wfubmc.edu
336-716-3487
Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center
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