Meanwhile, the seminar has invited motorcycling representatives, rider community representatives and “other stakeholders with motorcycling expertise”.
“There won’t be any report, but hopefully over the next few months some of those researchers will come up with research proposals or ideas for developments that will be of benefit to riders,” she says.
The seminar will be held at the uni’s Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus on Friday October 27, 2017.
“Researchers who are new to motorcycle safety research will be welcome as it is their own specialisation that we are seeking for collaborative work,” the seminar notice says.
Australian Motorcycle Council chairman Shaun Lennard who will give the rider’s perspective;
Dr Trevor Allen of the Monash University Accident Research Centre who will talk about factors associated with human error in motorcycle crashes;
David Milling of the Australian Road Research Board who will address infrastructure improvements to reduce motorcycle crash risk;
Professor Richard Page of the Deakin Uni School of Medicine who will look at the prevalence and type of injuries sustained in motorcycle crashes; and
James V. Ouellet, Motorcycle Accident Analysis (USA) who will talk about motorcycle crash investigation and injury mechanics.
The aims of the workshop are to take a broad view of the causes of motorcycle crashes and crash injuries; to explore the potential for new approaches and technologies to play a role in reducing the risk and severity of motorcyclists’ injuries; and to investigate improvements for treatment and post-crash rehabilitation.
Other topics include:
Injury avoidance, first responders, treatment, rehabilitation;
Collecting and analysing big data, pattern recognition;