Determination of a Whiplash Injury Severity Estimator (WISE Index) for Occupants in a Motor Vehicle Accident
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Male WISE Index (R² = 0.993)
£ = 0.2643 ± 0.4071 |(accel,g)| -0.01428(PI)
Female WISE Index (R² = 0.978)
£ = 0.6214 ± 0.3429 |(accel,g)| -0.02929(PI)
Acceleration: Use the negative sign if it is a rear-end collision and the positive sign if it is a head-on collision.
£ : A negative value means that potential injury results from backward head rotation, as in a rear-end collision. A positive value means that potential injury results from forward head rotation, as in a head-on collision.
|£ | < 1 = " Safe "
|£ | > 1 = " Dangerous "
The WISE Index allows one to predict the potential for a whiplash injury, as well as the intensity of the injury, based solely on collision acceleration, height, weight, and sex of the occupant. It is anticipated that this work and future efforts in this area will provide the information base necessary for anyone to effectively evaluate the validity of an alleged whiplash injury.
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