Evaluation of the protective capacity of baseball helmets for concussive impacts

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Title: Evaluation of the protective capacity of baseball helmets for concussive impacts
Authors: Post, Andrew
Karton, Clara M.
Hoshizaki, Thomas Blaine
Gilchrist, M. D.
Bailes, Julian
Permanent link: http://hdl.handle.net/10197/8006
Date: 2016
Abstract: The purpose of this research was to examine how four different types of baseball helmets perform for baseball impacts when performance was measured using variables associated with concussion. A helmeted Hybrid III headform was impacted by a baseball, and linear and rotational acceleration as well as maximum principal strain were measured for each impact condition. The method was successful in distinguishing differences in design characteristics between the baseball helmets. The results indicated that there is a high risk of concussive injury from being hit by a ball regardless of helmet worn.
Type of material: Journal Article
Publisher: Taylor and Francis
Copyright (published version): 2015 Taylor and Francis
Keywords: ConcussionBaseballHelmet
DOI: 10.1080/10255842.2015.1029921
Language: en
Status of Item: Peer reviewed
Appears in Collections:Mechanical & Materials Engineering Research Collection

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