Restraint Systems & Helmets
BRC consultants have extensive experience in analyzing and assessing both the use (or non-use) and performance of restraint systems during an incident. Our experience in crash testing and reconstruction provides a foundation for understanding the conditions in which evidence is produced on restraint system components. We also have test equipment and instruments to conduct a variety of tests on safety belt buckles, retractors, and various types of airbags.
Helmet-related incidents typically involve a question of what effect a helmet had on an injury if used, or would have had if not used. For incidents involving the use of a helmet, BRC often does a physical inspection of the subject helmet and optional radiographic imaging of the helmet’s impacted area to assist in analyzing biomechanical issues. In the past, our expertise in helmet use has been sought in the following areas:
• motorcycles and bicycles