"Biomechanical Engineer Brian Tanner details the benefits of visual aids in FDCC article."
Brian Tanner of S-E-A penned the spotlight article featured in the Winter 2013 Newsletter for the Drug, Medical Device and Biotechnology committee of the FDCC. In his article, he highlights how the use of visual aids to explain complex ideas and situations to a jury can be critical. Brian also describes the different types of demonstrative evidence available, and when one type may be preferable over another.
"Witness the S-E-A Research Center`s latest test device."
The device simulates minor impacts from a variety of angles in order to demonstrate how a person really moved in an accident. Parameters specific to an accident may be entered and resulting forces measured to further evaluate injury mechanisms specific to a case.
“S-E-A’s Roll Simulator Facility brings quick, accurate and repeatable testing to an industry desperately in need.”
The Roll Simulator Facility at S-E-A combines Anthropomorphic Test Devices, high-speed video cameras, a motion capture system and a lot of science to evaluate occupant restraint performance during roll-over events. In his article, Doug describes the evolution of restraint testing and the unique delivery method of the S-E-A Roll Simulator.
“Article zeros in on the challenges of recreating vehicle accidents occurring at night.”
S-E-A’s Fawzi Bayan, mechanical engineer and conspicuity specialist, describes the difference between detection and perception on the road. Determining what could have been seen and recognized during a nighttime accident requires an elaborate recreation of the scene. Factors such as the phase of the moon, weather conditions, presence/absence of reflective tape, age of driver, etc. must be taken into account to determine whether an accident should have been avoided. Click on the brochure link below to learn more about conspicuity and vehicle accident reconstruction.
"New S-E-A production details Vehicle Dynamics, Research Center capabilities"
Members from the Vehicle Dynamics department and Research Center explain and demonstrate what makes S-E-A unique. Viewers are sure to get a feel for the creativity and ingenuity that goes into crafting these unrivaled devices.
"With the help of S-E-A Vice President, Jason Baker, Today`s Engineer discusses what it takes to make it in the field of Forensic Engineering."
Together with S-E-A`s Jason Baker and the National Academy of Forensic Engineers` Marvin Specter, Today`s Engineer focuses on the field of forensic engineering. What does it take to become a forensic engineer? What qualities beyond technical expertise and experience are needed? What`s important to know about the field?
"S-E-A educates on a day filled with hands-on experiences."
Experts from S-E-A`s Trucking Practice Group educated and entertained all in attendance during a one day "Trucking CSI" event. Attendees received a hands-on education by climbing under, on and around the on-stie tractor-trailer with S-E-A team members. Having the opportunity to sit in the driver`s seat, start the engine and engage the air brakes, many walked away with an appreciation for what it feels like to sit behind the wheel.
"…when we can put [the fire safety explanation] together with the visual of the fire and the technical data that S-E-A`s able to collect today…we`re really able to drive the point home."
S-E-A`s team of fire investigators and electrical engineers teamed up with the Orange Township Fire Department during their annual Fire Safety Week open house to conduct a live burn demonstration using two 8x8 burn cells. The burn test was designed to increase public awareness of fire safety and to collect valuable data comparing the application of residential sprinkler systems and their effect on the dynamics of a fire.