Research

Test with Biological Tissue

One of the main activities of the Impact Laboratory involves conducting tests on biological tissue, which includes the potential to carry out tests using entire corpses or parts thereof. Utilizing the SLED and VICON cameras, we've been able to study how a body responds to sideways and frontal impacts.

Journal Papers

    Analysis of occupant kinematics and dynamics in nearside oblique impacts

    López-Valdés, F.J., Juste-Lorente, O., Maza, M., Pipkorn, B., Sunnevang, C., Lorente, A., Aso-Vizan, A., Davidsson, J.

    Traffic Injury Prevention 2016. Volume 17: 86-92. 2016

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    Analysis of the spinal 3D motion of postmortem human surrogates in nearside oblique impacts

    Ana Piqueras, Bengt Pipkorn, Johan Iraeus, Ana I. Lorente, Óscar Juste-Lorente, Mario Maza & Francisco J. López-Valdés.

    Traffic Injury Prevention. 13 Dec 2022.

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    Assessment of an innovative seat belt with independent control of the shoulder and lap portions using THOR tests, the THUMS model, and PMHS tests

    Pipkorn, B., López-Valdés, F.J., Juste-Lorente, O., Insausti, R., Lundfren, C., Sunnevång, C.

    Traffic Injury Prevention. 2016. Volume 17: 124-130. 2016

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    Assessment of in situ chest deflection of post mortem human subjects (PMHS) and personalized human body models (HBM) in nearside oblique impacts.

    Ana Piqueras; Bengt Pipkorn; Johan Iraeus; Mario Maza-Frechín; Francisco J. López-Valdés.

    Traffic Injury Prevention. 2022-05-19

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    Characterization of additively manufactured triply periodic minimal surface structures under compressive loading

    R. Miralbes; D. Ranz; F. J. Pascual; D. Zouzias; M. Maza

    Mechanics of Advanced Materials and Structures

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    Differences in the kinematics of booster-seated pediatric occupants using two different car seats

    Juste-Lorente, O., Maza, M., Lorente, A.I., López-Valdés, F.J.

    Traffic Injury Prevention. 2018. Volume 19, 18-22. 2018

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    Effect of alar ligament transection in side-bending stress test: A cadaveric study

    Hidalgo-García, C., Lorente, A.I., Rodríguez-Sanz, J., Tricás-Moreno, J.M., Simon, M., Maza-Frechín, M., Lopez-de-Celis, C., Krauss, J. and Pérez-Bellmunt, A.

    Musculoskeletal Science and Practice, p.102110. 2020

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    Effects of Including a Penetration Test in Motorcyclist Helmet Standards: Influence on Helmet Stiffness and Impact Performance.

    Óscar Juste-Lorente; Mario Maza; Ana Piqueras; Ana I. Lorente; Francisco J. López-Valdés

    Applied Sciences. 2022-02-26.

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    Effects of occipital-atlas stabilization in the upper cervical spine kinematics: an in vitro study.

    Hidalgo-García C, Lorente AI, López-de-Celis C, Lucha-López O, Malo-Urriés M, Rodríguez-Sanz J, Maza-Frechín M, Tricás-Moreno JM, Krauss J, Pérez-Bellmunt A.

    Biomech (Bristol, Avon). 2020 Dec;80:105185.

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    In Vitro Upper Cervical Spine Kinematics: Rotation with Combined Movements and its Variation after Alar Ligament Transection.

    Lorente, A.I., Hidalgo-García, C., Fanlo-Mazas, P., Rodríguez-Sanz, J.,López-de-Celis, C., Krauss, J., Maza-Frechín, M., Tricás-Moreno, J.M. and Pérez-Bellmunt, A.

    Jan 2022. Journal of Biomechanics, 130, p.110872.

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    Intersegmental Kinematics of the Upper Cervical Spine: Normal Range of Motion and its Alteration After Alar Ligament Transection.

    Lorente AI, Hidalgo-García C, Rodríguez-Sanz J, Maza-Frechín M, Lopez-de-Celis C, Pérez-Bellmunt A.

    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) dec 2021 Jul 16.

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    Skull fractures by glass bottles tested on cadaveric heads

    Ana I Lorente, Samuel Maza-Peón, César Hidalgo-García, Carlos López-de-Celis, Jacobo Rodríguez-Sanz, Albert Pérez-Bellmunt, Mario Maza-Frechín

    PMID: 38112757 DOI: 10.1007/s00414-023-03133-8

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    The effect of alar ligament transection on the rotation stress test: A cadaveric study.

    Hidalgo-García C, Lorente AI, Lucha-López O, Auría-Apilluelo JM, Malo-Urriés M, Rodríguez-Sanz J, López-de-Celis C, Maza-Frechín M, Krauss J, Pérez-Bellmunt A.

    Clin Biomech (Bristol, Avon). 2020 Dec;80:105185.

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    The Influence of Headform/Helmet Friction on Head Impact Biomechanics in Oblique Impacts at Different Tangential Velocities.

    Óscar Juste-Lorente 1, Mario Maza, Mathieu Piccand, Francisco J. López-Valdés.

    MPPI Applied Sciences. Nov. 2021.

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Conference Papers

    Comparison of the kinematics and Dynamics of the THOR-50M Dummy and Elderly Volunteers in Low –Speed Frontal Decelerations [Short Communication]

    Lopez-Valdes, F.J., Juste-Lorente, O., Lorente, A., Piqueras, A., Maza, M., Muehlbauer, J., Schick S., Pipkorn, B., Mroz, K., Peldschus, S.

    IRCOBI Conference, Antwerp, Belgium. 14-16. September 2017

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    Efecto de la sección transversal del ligamento alar en el rango de movimiento de la inclinación y rotación cervical superior

    Hidalgo García C, Tricás Moreno JM, Maza Frechin M, Lorente AI, Pérez Bellmunt A, Rodriguez Sanz J, Malo Urriés M, Carrasco Uribarren A.

    3rd OMT-E Congress, Zaragoza (Spain). June 2018

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    Estudio in vitro de la fijación del segmento occipital-atlas en la inclinación cervical superior (poster)

    Hidalgo García C, Lorente AI, Maza Frechín M, Pérez Bellmunt A, Tricás Moreno JM, Lucha López O, Fanlo Mazas P, Carrasco Uribarren A, Trícas Vidal H.

    II Congreso Internacional en Ciencias de la Salud y del Deporte, Huesca (Spain). 23-25 May 2019

    Estudio in vitro de la sección transversal del ligamento alar en la inclinación cervical superior (poster)

    Fanlo Mazas P, Lorente AI, Maza Frechín M, Tricás Moreno JM, Pérez Bellmunt A, Rodriguez Sanz J, López de Celis C, Hidalgo García C.

    II Congreso Internacional en Ciencias de la Salud y del Deporte, Huesca (Spain). 23-25 May 2019

    Estudio in vitro del efecto de la sección transversal del ligamento alar en la rotación cervical superior

    Carrasco Uribarren A, Lorente AI, Maza Frechín M, Cabanillas Barea S, Pérez Bellmunt A, Malo Urriés M, Gonzalez Rueda V, Hidalgo García C.

    II Congreso Internacional en Ciencias de la Salud y del Deporte, Huesca (Spain). 23-25 May 2019

    Estudio in vitro del efecto de movimiento acoplado y no acoplado en la rotación cervical superior (poster)

    Lorente AI, Hidalgo García C, Frechín Maza M, Trícas Moreno JM, Pérez Bellmunt A, Malo Urriés M, Ruiz de Escudero Zapico A, Bueno Gracia E, Rodríguez Sanz J.

    II Congreso Internacional en Ciencias de la Salud y del Deporte, Huesca (Spain). 23-25 May 2019

    Influence of the head size in the injury metrics for oblique impacts

    A. Piqueras, O. Juste-Lorente, A. I. Lorente, M. Maza

    Virtual Physiological Human Conference (VPH2018). Zaragoza, Spain, Septiembre 2018.

    Innovative restraints to prevent chest injuries in frontal impacts

    Lopez-Valdés F.J., Juste-Lorente, O.

    Conference for the Enhancement of Safety Vehicles (ESV) 2015; Gothenborg, Sweden

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    Kinematic Assessment of Subject Personification of Human Body Models (poster)

    Ana Piqueras Lorente, Johan Iraeus, Ana I. Lorente Corellanos, Francisco J. López Valdés, Óscar Juste Lorente, Mario Maza Frechín, Bengt Pipkorn

    VIII Conference for Young Researchers of the I3A Research Institute. Zaragoza (Spain). 6 Junio 2019

    Kinematic assessment of subject personification of human body models (THUMS)

    A. Piqueras, J. Iraeus, A.I. Lorente, F.J. López-Valdés, O. Juste, M. Maza, B. Pipkorn

    International Research Council on Biomechanics of Injury - IRCOBI 2018. pp. 191-206, Atenas, Grecia, 12-14 Septiembre 2018

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    Kinematics and dynamic responses of young and elderly occupants in low-speed frontal tests

    F.J. López-Valdés, O. Juste, A.I. Lorente, A. Piqueras, A. Danauskiené, J. Muehlbauer, S. Schick, I. Symeonidis, M. Maza, S. Peldschus

    61st AAAM Annual Scientific Conference - AAAM 2017. Las Vegas, United States of America, 15-18 October 2017

    Methodology for validating motion computer simulation with experimental 3D motion capture

    AI Lorente, FJ Lopez-Valdés

    Conference: Student symposium - 59th Annual Scientific Conference of the Association for the Advancement of Automotive Medicine. Philadelphia, USA. Octubre 2015

    Motorcyclist crashes into race tracks and normal road barriers: kinematic analysis and correlation with test procedures. [Short Communication]

    Maza M, Larriba J, Juste-Lorente O, Lopez-Valdes FJ.

    IRCOBI Conference. Malaga, 14-16 September 2016

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    Range of Motion of the Upper Cervical Spine: Flexion, Extension, Lateral Bending, and Axial Rotation.

    Lorente AI, Hidalgo-García C, Rodríguez-Sanz J, Maza-Frechín M, Pérez-Bellmunt A.

    IX Conference for Young Researchers of the I3A Research Institute ISSN 2341-4790, vol. 8. Virtual. 11 December 2020.

    Study of the kinematics of the THOR dummy in nearside oblique impacts

    Bengt Pipkorn, Francisco J. Lopez-Valdes, Oscar Juste-Lorente, Mario Maza and Cecilia Sunnevång

    IRCOBI Conference, September 2016. Malaga, Spain

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    Thoracic Deformation in Nearside Oblique Sled Impacts

    Lorente A.I., Maza M, Juste O, Piqueras A, López-Valdés FJ.

    Virtual Physiological Human Conference (VPH2018), Zaragoza (Spain). Septiembre 2018

    Upper Cervical Biomechanics: Research Informing Practice

    Hidalgo García C, Lorente AI, Tricás JM, Maza M, Pérez A, Rodríguez J.

    Upper Cervical KEOMT 2019 Global Conference, Oakland (California), 7-9 June 2019

    Upper Cervical Spine Instability: In Vitro Simulation of Manual Therapy Techniques.

    Lorente AI, Hidalgo-García C, Rodríguez-Sanz J, Maza-Frechín M, Pérez-Bellmunt A.

    I Annual Conference of Doctorate Students, Universidad Miguel Hernández. Virtual. 2 February 2021.

    Upper Cervical Spine Rotation After Occipital-Atlas Stabilization: Rotation with Flexion and Ipsilateral Lateral Bending.

    Lorente AI, Hidalgo-García C, Rodríguez-Sanz J, Maza-Frechín M, Pérez-Bellmunt A.

    ORS 2021 (Orthopaedic Research Society). Virtual. 12-16 February 2021.

    Upper Cervical Spine Stability: Maximum Rotation and the Rotation Stress Test in Clinics

    Lorente AI, Maza Frechín M, Pérez Bellmunt A, Hidalgo García C.

    VIII Conference for Young Researchers of the I3A Research Institute ISSN 2341-4790, vol. 7. Zaragoza (Spain). 6 Junio 2019

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    Vertebral body dimensions Might describe Spine Kinematics: flexion-extension of the lower Cervical Spine.

    Ana Isabel Lorente, Damien Submit, Baptiste Sandoz.

    46 Congres de la Societe de Biomecanique. Oct 2021.