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Research project: Ice hockey dasher boards

Research project: Ice hockey dasher boards

Ice hockey is a sports related to a high risk of injury. On behalf of the Swiss Council for Accident Prevention (bfu) we investigate the biomechanical loading of a player…
Fact Sheet: Public transport safety

Fact Sheet: Public transport safety

The new fact sheet about public transport safety gives insight into our past activities on this topic. Amongst others, the optimization of tram fronts with respect to pedestrian collisions, safety…
Online survey for Swiss bicyclists

Online survey for Swiss bicyclists

Within the scope of the European COST Action TU1101 „Towards safer bicycling through optimization of bicycle helmets and usage“ an online survey was carried out to investigate differences and similarities…
Article: Driving ability of elderly

Article: Driving ability of elderly

In the current issue (08/2015) of the Swiss Medical Forum magazine we introduce the research project DRIVESS and outline the benefits of complementary test methods to evaluate the ability to…
Crash test: Frontal impact

Crash test: Frontal impact

As part of our lectures at the ETH Zurich, we annually perform a crash test for our students together with the Dynamic Test Center (DTC). This year a frontal impact…
Crash test database, update Oct. 2014

Crash test database, update Oct. 2014

We have added data of crash tests with the following vehicles: Citroën Jumper 2.2 HDi Dacia Duster 1.5 dCi Ambiance Mazda 2 1.3i HP Exclusive Opel Astra J 1.7 CDTI…
Research project on vehicle safety systems

Research project on vehicle safety systems

In a vehicle not all safety-related systems are installed by default. Many systems, particularly new driving assistance systems, are available as options and thus, the equipment in vehicles strongly varies.…