Daniel P. Voss, MS, ACTAR
Dan Voss holds a Masters degree in Engineering with a specialty in Biomechanics. His thesis involved the design, modeling, and testing of automotive seat backs for the mitigation of occupant kinematics in rear end collisions. He also holds a degree biochemistry with pre-medical emphasis. He is accredited as an accident reconstructionist through ACTAR (Accreditation Commission for Traffic Accident Reconstructionists). Mr. Voss has been employed in the field of accident reconstruction and biomechanics for over 15 years, specializing in vehicular reconstruction, biomechanical analysis of injury, trauma causation and prevention, and amusement park occupant dynamics.
Mr. Voss has peer reviewed publications on topics including accident reconstruction, occupant response to vehicular impact, anthropometric dummy performance during impact, and human subject kinematics and response to impact. Mr. Voss has conducted hundreds of tests, including vehicle impact tests, anthropometric dummy tests, and human subject tests. His testing has been utilized by numerous television programs including those on National Geographic, The History Channel, Discovery, and Spike. His research also includes consultation with amusement parks regarding evaluation of attractions for injury potential and anthropometric suitability, and he is a member of the ASTM Committee F-24 on Amusement Rides and Devices.
Mr. Voss is a certified Crash Data Retrieval (CDR) Technician Course Instructor and Analyst. His forensic work involves performing accident reconstruction and biomechanical analysis of automotive and pedestrian accidents, sports and industrial incidents, recreational (cycle, golf cart, off road) vehicle incidents, and amusement park attractions.