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    Dear members

    I am looking for studies and or information on the concussive tolerance
    limit for the human head. My research so far has led me to the WSU
    concussion tolerance curve, as well as other information on the Head Injury
    Criterion (HIC). These have been helpful, however I am looking for more
    specific information on impacts to the occipital region of the head. The
    WSU information suggested that there was no significant difference in the
    concussive tolerance limit between impacts to the fronal or occipital
    regions of the head. Most of the information I have found also gives
    examples of head impacts to windshields, which may fracture, and thus soften
    the blow to the head.
    These impacts also include the rake of the windshield which helps to deflect
    the impact.

    I am looking for specific information which deals with impacts to the
    head (preferably the occipital region) which gives the acceleration, force
    and time duration of the impacts, so I can compare them to the impact in
    question. (The rear of the head impacts the rear window (glass and aluminum
    stays of the sliding glass) of a pick-up truck at a velocity of between 2.8
    to 4.5 m/s.)

    If you have any information or directions on the above matter please email
    me at this address or the following.

    Trevor Dinn

    Forensic Dynamics Inc.
    230- 1210 Summit Drive
    Kamloops, British Columbia
    V2C 6M1
    (250) 374-6742 Phone
    (250) 828-2743 Fax

    141-757 W. Hastings Street
    Vancouver, British Columbia
    V6C 1A1
    (604) 684-6742 Phone
    (604) 684-5603 FAX


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