Mr. Baker works in the areas of impact injury biomechanics, accident reconstruction, and computational modeling in a variety of scenarios including automotive, sport/recreation, and industrial/occupational accidents. Wade also assists VSI’s Rapid Response and evidence preservation efforts by conducting Event Data Recorder (EDR) Crash Data Retrievals (CDR) (“blackbox” downloads), FARO 3D vehicle and scene scans, and TOPCON GPS 3D site surveys.
Mr. Baker obtained his Master of Science in Biomedical Engineering and Mechanics from Virginia Tech. Wade’s research at the Virginia Tech – Wake Forest University Center for Injury Biomechanics included collaboration with the U.S. Army Research Laboratory on the Warrior Injury Assessment Manikin Project (WIAMan) to develop a novel anthropometric test device (ATD) to assess under-body blast injury scenarios from Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs). Wade’s work focused on development and validation of an advanced computational model of the WIAMan ATD lower extremity. Mr. Baker also conducted research toward development of a Finite Element computer model to study Mild Traumatic Brain Injuries (mTBI).