FORENSICS

The integration of applied anatomy and biomechanics theory is a powerful analysis tool in determining cause and effect in slips trips and falls.

Applied Anatomy demonstrates the close relationship between anatomical structure and function of the human body and is concerned with muscles, joints and nervous system integration. Muscles produce and control movement and serve both a mobilizing and stabilizing function within the body. The study of these functions helps us to understand the complex movements of the body and the cause and effect relationship with accident injuries.

Biomechanics uses physics principles to describe and explain human movement. It is concerned with the forces produced by the body including the direction and spatial orientation of the body and body segments. A knowledge of these principles facilitates the detection and diagnosis of pathological movements that may lead to accident and injury.

Investigative Processes

Structures relevant to the accident are reproduced to precise dimensions and textures. Typically, these include staircases, balustrades, railings and other miscellaneous structures.

Staircases and Railings

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  Replicated Staircase
Section with Integrated Forceplate and Height-adjustable Handrailing
  The Vicon Nexus System. Centre of Mass calculation and Stick Figure Animation using Body Markers   Bioanimation.
Muscle Recruitment
derived from EMG

Miscellaneous Structures

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  In-situ replication of
imposed postures
  Using a timber replica
in the field
  Using a foam replica
in the laboratory

Dedicated Equipment and Processes

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