El Síndrome del Latigazo Cervical (SLC) causado por accidentes de tráfico tiene una elevada incidencia en España y genera controversia debido a la falta de herramientas diagnósticas eficaces. Esta situación provoca altos costes personales y económicos en la sociedad actual. Ante esta situación, el Instituto de Biomecánica (IBV) ha desarrollado WAAS/IBV. Los más de 40 años de experiencia del IBV en valoración biomecánica han permitido desarrollar este sistema de valoración biomecánica objetivo, ágil, sencillo y coste-efectivo para la evaluación del SLC por accidente de tráfico, basado en metodologías validadas científicamente.
Analyzing new on-board and driving assistance systems requires complex and costly tests. The possibility of analyzing the complexity and driver risks associated to the use of these systems from the early stages of the development is key to guarantee safety and lower development costs.
With this purpose, a cognitive model (boxes diagram that represents the thinking process of a person in certain tasks or activities) of a vehicle driver has been developed. The model includes the three different levels of decision required for properly driving: strategic, navigation and control. The model has been implemented as a Discrete Event Model and includes a model of Declarative Memory and a Model for Advanced Workload Analysis. Nowadays, a modified scenario of the Lane Change Test (LCT) has been already implemented and it is about to be validated with real users. In the coming months, the Model should will be able to drive itself the LCT in the simulation platform at Instituto de Biomecánica (IBV), emulating the behavior of real users.
Alzheimer's disease affects 14 million people in the world. To facilitate the effectiveness of new treatments, early detection of the disease is vital. The Valencian company Oncovision, with the collaboration of the I3M and the Institute of Biomechanics (IBV), has developed a new diagnostic imaging equipment based on PET technology that will make it possible to detect the disease in very early stages and with a high degree of accuracy.
The AREYOUFINE? project has promoted the development of an online course on new biomechanical analysis methodologies for the improvement of the clinical evaluation of the major musculoskeletal disorders prevalent in Europe, and its adaptation to the different professional and medical-legal realities that exist in various EU countries. The professionals who have taken part in the AREYOUFINE? course emphasize its usefulness and suitability.