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Edgar Schilter


Accident Investigator
HI-Lab Manager


Edgar has been working in the area of injury biomechanics since 2008 and science research since 2003. In this time, he has investigated and reported over 500 motor vehicle accidents, violent crimes, workplace, sporting and public injuries with minor to fatal outcomes. He has provided laboratory and virtual reconstructions for commercial, litigation, product development, research and coronial enquiries.


Edgar runs and plays a major role in the development of new test methodologies in our HI-Lab Test Laboratory. Edgar gained experience in researching and investigating bicycle and motorcycle crashes and in testing helmets at the University of New South Wales. 


As a laboratory manager, Edgar designed and produced a novel motorcycle protective equipment testing machinery used in the MotoCAP gear evaluation study. He conducted research and development into new products and materials designed for injury mitigation.

Areas of Specialisation

Commercial, research and development and coronial investigation of injury and death causation

Live simulation using instrumented human and animal surrogates

Standards testing of safety equipment including developing new machinery, protocols and standards

Design and fabrication of test apparatus, impact testing, crash investigation, helmet inspection


Research Activities


  • bicycle and motorcycle crashes involving helmet impacts

  • motorcycle clothing safety testing

  • naturalistic driving behaviours


Select Publications and Reports


McIntosh, A.S., Lai, A., & Schilter, E. (2013). Bicycle Helmets: Head Impact Dynamics in Helmeted and Unhelmeted Oblique Impact Tests. Traffic Injury Prevention, 14(5), 501-508.


Pang, T. Y., Thai, K. T., McIntosh, A. S., Grzebieta, R., Schilter, E., Dal Nevo, R., & Rechnitzer, G. (2011). Head and neck responses in oblique motorcycle helmet impacts: a novel laboratory test method. International Journal of Crashworthiness, 16(3), 297-307.


McIntosh, A.S., Pang, T.Y., Thai, K., Schilter, E., Rechnitzer, G., Finch, C.F., & McCrory, P. (2010). Crash characteristics of helmeted pedal cyclists. Paper presented at the 2010 Australasian Road Safety Research, Policing and Education Conference (Aug 31 - Sep 3), Canberra.


Thai, K.T., Pang, T.Y., McIntosh, A.S., & Schilter, E. (2009). Helmet Stability and Fit in Australian Pedal and Motor Cyclist Populations. Paper presented at the 17th World Congress on Ergonomics (Aug 9-14), Beijing (China).


Pang, T.Y., Thai, K.T. , Rankin, T., Curtis, K., Schilter, E., & McIntosh, A.S. (2009). Risk of Head, Facial and Neck Injury in Bicycle and Motorcycle Crashes in relation to Helmet Use. Paper presented at the 2009 Australasian Road Safety Research, Policing and Education Conference (Nov 11-13), Sydney.

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