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UBC Researchers Developing “Smart Seat” to Reduce Whiplash Injuries

One of the most common injuries after a car accident is whiplash. The severity of the degree of whiplash depends on the nature of the accident, and the mechanism of how the injury happened. Recovery time depends on the individual and on the severity of the injury. 

Researchers at the University of British Columbia are working towards developing a car system that would lessen the effects of whiplash enough to significantly reduce the risk of injury from low speed rear-end collisions. The technology is aimed towards creating a “smart seat” the measures a person’s pulse during a collision and readjusts his/her position accordingly to reduce the impact on the head and neck. 

The researchers believe that educating the public will create interest and create consumer demand for this technology to be made available in vehicles and to be made cost effective. Something that came out of this study is the importance of properly adjusting the headrest (head restraint).People need to be aware of the amount of space between their heads and the head restraint and to properly adjust this for safety reasons. This will also help with reducing injuries. 

If you or someone you know is a victim of a car accident and has sustained whiplash injuries or any other type of injuries, you should consider contacting an experienced person injury lawyer right away. 

At the law firm of Paciocco & Mellow, we have represented many clients who have sustained serious injuries as a result of car accidents, slip and fall accidents, pedestrian accidents, bicycle accidents and other types of personal injuries. We can help clients with finding the right rehabilitation clinics and help them with their recovery. 

People may not be aware of their rights or obligations and may feel overwhelmed about the legal process. Personal injury litigation is complex and Paciocco & Mellow is a Windsor Personal Injury Firm that has successfully represented many injured persons.  

The law firm of Paciocco & Mellow aims to help provide you with Peace of Mind at a Difficult Time. Contact the Windsor personal injury lawyers at Paciocco & Mellow at (519) 915-SORE (7673). We can provide you with a free, no obligation initial consultation.