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DAVID C. VIANO PhD, MD
AUTOMOBILE SAFETY


EDITOR-IN-CHIEF, Traffic Injury Prevention Journal


Dr. Viano is a specialist in injury biomechanics and impact protection in automotive crashes, sport impacts, and defense/law-enforcement actions. He is Adjunct Professor of Biomedical Engineering at Wayne State University, where he serves as the Director of the Sport Biomechanics Laboratory. He has advised and graduated five doctoral students. He is a Fellow of SAE, ASME, AIMBE, and AAAM, and serves on the Board of Directors of several scientific, medical, and charitable organizations. Dr. Viano is Editor-in-Chief of Traffic Injury Prevention. He has published over 250 papers on injury biomechanics and impact protection. He has more than a dozen patents, most notably the first commercial active head restraint system to prevent whiplash and the high retention seat for rear impact safety. He is retired as Principal Scientist from General Motors Corporation and now serves as a consultant to the National Football League in their efforts to understand and prevent concussion and US Homeland Defense efforts to improve armored passenger cars. He served on the National Academy of Science committee that wrote Injury in America, and received the Award of Engineering Excellence from NHTSA/DOT. Dr. Viano received his Ph.D. in Applied Mechanics from the California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, California, and Dr. med. from the Karolinska Institute and Medical University, Stockholm, Sweden.

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DESIGNING A VEHICLE TO REDUCE NECK INJURY RISK IN AUTOMOBILE CRASHES - SUNDAY, JAN 20, 2008 11:25 AM - 11:45 AM


 

*Result of The Bone and Joint Decade 2000-2010 Task Force on Neck Pain and Its Associated Disorders

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