2018 Annual Congress Presentation Series Available to Members – #15

August 13, 2019 ICMS Admin News

Over the next couple of months we will continue to post the presentations given at the 2018 Annual Congress. The material is included under the Members Only section.

Title: LECTURE – Driver Position and Seat Design on Thoracolumbar Loading During Frontal Impacts
Speaker:John Patalak, PE

Speaker Bio: Mr. Patalak is currently the Senior Director of Safety Engineering at the NASCAR Research and Development Center in Concord, NC where he has worked since 2005. His work at NASCAR includes researching, developing and approving driver and vehicle safety systems and investigating vehicle crashworthiness and occupant protection issues. Prior to joining NASCAR, he worked for an engineering consulting firm specializing in vehicle and occupant protection. John is a licensed Professional Engineer, has authored a dozen journal articles, is the inventor on multiple safety related patents and is currently a PhD graduate student concentrating in biomechanics.

Here is the link for this week’s presentation, please note there are sections in this audio that are hard to hear, you may need to turn up your volume:

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