On November 11-13, 2019, three Bowhead employees attended the 63rd Annual Stapp Conference in San Antonio, Texas. Attending the conference were Marion Faya, Vikas Hasija, and Rohit Kelkar.
The Stapp Car Crash Conference is the premier forum for the presentation of research in impact biomechanics, human injury tolerance, and related fields that advance the knowledge of land-vehicle crash injury protection. The conference provides an opportunity to participate in open discussion regarding the causes and mechanisms of injury, experimental methods and tools for use in impact biomechanics research, and the development of new concepts for reducing injuries and fatalities in automobile crashes.
On the first day of the conference, in the area of Head/Brain Biomechanics and Modeling, Vikas, Bowhead’s Senior Crash Simulation Engineer, presented his technical paper titled, “Machine Learning Based Model for Predicting Head Injury Criterion.” The idea behind his presentation is that since it is costly to conduct physical crash tests (~$100K per test) and there are budget limitations on the number of tests that can be conducted, such machine learning-based predictive models can help reduce testing costs and help prioritize which crash tests to conduct. The study showed that given enough data, a good predictive model can be developed.
The conference was a great success, and will lead to safer cars in the future!