Helmets and impact resistance

May 24th, 2021

Material and design improvements offer better head protection in sports activities.  When worn under a helmet, a fit cap will indicate the pressure exerted by the helmet on 16 different sensors. Photo: Massood Atashbar/Western Michigan University.  By Seshadri Ramkumar, Ph.D., and Janet Preus According to the American Academy of Neurology (AAN), about 1.6–3.8 million concussion cases […]

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Heading for higher ground in helmet design

July 1st, 2013

Helmets top the list of personal protective gear for soldiers at war, firefighters on duty, construction workers on catwalks, motorcyclists on the open road, skiers, hockey players and bicyclists. Considering the widespread use of helmets in work and play among people of all ages, races, sexes and sizes, so often the choice for purchasers is […]

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