Tag: Driver Safety
Join our baristas, Dr. Michael Reid and Dr. David Ferguson for our Cafe in May to discuss Biometrics and Driver Safety. They will provide more insight into biometric measurements in race drivers, practical concerns, and potential value of the data.
This free, one-hour event is for anyone in our industry and open to members and non-members. The Cafe will be hosted on the Zoom platform to enhance the networking experience.
The event is scheduled for May 19, 2021 and will start at 4 P.M. ET.
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More about our Baristas:
About Dr. Michael Reid
Dr. Reid is an academic research scientist (cardiopulmonary, muscle biology) and educator with 14 yrs clinical/ER/ICU experience in respiratory therapy. He is also an HPDE driver and instructor since 2002.
About Dr. David Ferguson
Dr. Ferguson is an exercise physiologist at Michigan State University specializing in motorsport. With over 15 years of experience in professional auto racing, Dr. Ferguson’s forte is supporting racing drivers by helping them improve their performance while staying safe.
He began his journey by earning a Bachelors of Science degree in Kinesiology from the University of Nevada Las Vegas. Following this, he earned a Masters of Science in Clinical Exercise Physiology from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. During this time, he began working with NASCAR pit crews to improve their health and performance. He went on to earn a PhD in Exercise Physiology from Texas A&M University and completed a Postdoctoral Fellowship in Nutrition and Cardiovascular Physiology at Baylor College of Medicine. He has published key scientific papers on driver science and written a book on the topic. His expertise supported drivers in the winning of 3 NASCAR Cup Championships, an IMSA Sports Car Championship and 2 Formula 1 World Championships. He has also helped drivers win notable races such as the Daytona 500, 24 Hours of Le Mans, 24 Hours of Daytona, and the Baja 1000.