Modeling of the Brain for Injury Simulation and Prevention

  • King H. YangEmail author
  • Albert I. King
Part of the Biological and Medical Physics, Biomedical Engineering book series (BIOMEDICAL)


According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a serious public health issue affecting 1.7 million people annually in the United States. Approximately 50,000 deaths were related to TBI each year [1] and at least 5.3 million Americans are living with TBI-related disabilities [2]. The most common causes of TBI include violent assaults, transportation-associated incidents, construction, and sports-related events [3]. As little can be done to reverse the initial brain damage caused by trauma, preventing TBI from happening and stabilizing a TBI victim to prevent further injury are two key areas of research. A better understanding of the causation and mechanisms of TBI can provide advancement in both areas.


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  1. 1.Wayne State UniversityDetroitUSA

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