Smart sensors: predicting traumatic brain injury in road traffic collisions

Written by Claire Baker (Imperial College London, UK)

Traumatic brain injury in road traffic collisions  Figure 1: A summary of injuries and fatalities within Europe in 2017 from the European Commission [3]. The number of orange figures for each injury category visually demonstrates the ratio between casualty number in that category and the number of fatalities. Head injuries account for many of the most serious and fatal injuries in Road Traffic Collisions (RTCs) [1, 2]. In 2017 there were 25,250 fatalities on European roads. For each fatality, there were four people who sustained permanently disabling injuries, such as spinal or brain damage, eight seriously injured people and 50...

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