Navigation Links
Virginia Tech biomedical engineers announce child football helmet study
Date:10/17/2011

Virginia Tech released today results from the first study ever to instrument child football helmets. Youth football helmets are currently designed to the same standards as adult helmets, even though little is known about how child football players impact their heads. This is the first study to investigate the head impact characteristics in youth football, and will greatly enhance the development of improved helmets specifically designed for children.

The Auburn Eagles, a local, Montgomery County, Va., youth team consisting of 6 to 8 year old boys, has participated in the study since August. The helmets of the child football players are instrumented with custom 12 accelerometer arrays that measure how a child's head responds to impact. Each time a player impacts his head, data are recorded and wirelessly downloaded to a computer on the sideline.

The technology is similar to what Virginia Tech has used since 2003 to instrument its collegiate football team. "The research conducted with the Virginia Tech football team has led to a better understanding of head impacts in football and how they relate to concussions," said Stefan Duma (http://www.sbes.vt.edu/duma.php), the Virginia Tech professor of biomedical engineering and department head of the Virginia Tech Wake Forest University School of Biomedical Engineering and Sciences (SBES) that directs this project.

Furthermore, this research has led to the development of the National Impact Database (http://www.sbes.vt.edu/nid), which contains the first safety rating system ever available for adult football helmets (STAR Evaluation System). Similar developments for youth football are anticipated from the current study with the Auburn Eagles.

"Based on eight years of studying head impacts experienced by Virginia Tech football players, we were able to quantify exposure for adult football players
'/>"/>

Contact: Lynn Nystrom
tansy@vt.edu
540-231-4371
Virginia Tech
Source:Eurekalert  

Page: 1 2 3

Related biology news :

1. 2011 a banner year for young striped bass in Virginia
2. University of Virginia researchers uncover new catalysis site
3. Virginia Tech leads study to improve food security in southern Appalachia
4. Virginia Tech Coal and Energy Center selected for study of CO2 injection into storage reservoirs
5. First whole-genome lung cancer study by TGen and Virginia G. Piper Cancer Center set for conference
6. TGen, Virginia G. Piper Cancer Center scientist heads lung cancer consortium
7. Virginia Tech mechanical engineers win measurement science best paper award
8. Virginia Tech announces football helmet ratings for reducing concussion risk
9. Young scientist at Virginia Commonwealth University wins Avanti prize
10. Virginia Tech forest researcher awarded NSF early career grant
11. Virginia Tech researcher seeks to use electrical stimulation to give voice to stroke patients
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Virginia Tech biomedical engineers announce child football helmet study
(Date:11/18/2014)... --  News Highlights: , ... Partners Data Lake, an agile data and analytics ... allow researcher and clinicians to explore and develop ... of patients , The Partners Data Lake ... Partners system, breaking down physical barriers for collaboration ...
(Date:11/12/2014)... , Nov. 12, 2014 Crossmatch™, a leading ... its U.are.U ® fingerprint readers have been deployed ... Central Mexico . The bakery chain ... eliminate payroll issues caused by employees clocking in for ... U.are.U fingerprint readers, Montparnasse relied on paper timecards and ...
(Date:11/7/2014)... conjunction with the Glendale and ... the Verdugos has announced the " GLENDALE - ... to keep the Verdugo Regional Crime Lab operational after its ... existence, the Lab has processed more than 400 DNA samples, ... "Because our number one priority is the wellbeing of ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Partners HealthCare and EMC Unite to Solve Health Care's Toughest Challenges Using Big Data 2Partners HealthCare and EMC Unite to Solve Health Care's Toughest Challenges Using Big Data 3Partners HealthCare and EMC Unite to Solve Health Care's Toughest Challenges Using Big Data 4Partners HealthCare and EMC Unite to Solve Health Care's Toughest Challenges Using Big Data 5Montparnasse Pasteleria Achieves Time and Attendance Transparency with Crossmatch U.are.U Fingerprint Readers 2Community Foundation Of The Verdugos Unveils Campaign To Fund Glendale-Burbank DNA Justice Project 2
... a chronic swelling condition that can appear after ... million breast cancer survivors. Although lymphedema can cause ... chest, there is no national standard of diagnosis ... leading the American Lymphedema Framework Project (ALFP), a ...
... On the first anniversary of the American Recovery ... the nation,s research universities today provided nearly 100 examples ... is paying outsize short- and long-term dividends for the ... ARRA, $21.5 billion is allocated for research and science ...
... State University graduate students teaching introductory biology labs are ... engage their students in critical thinking, and even craft ... a Graduate Teacher Training Program supported by a portion ... university has received. The training program is operated by ...
Cached Biology News:Researchers develop standard of care for breast cancer survivors with lymphedema 2Universities highlight benefits of stimulus research funding 2Universities highlight benefits of stimulus research funding 3Oregon State trains graduate students to be better TAs 2Oregon State trains graduate students to be better TAs 3Oregon State trains graduate students to be better TAs 4
(Date:11/26/2014)... The ETC (Emerging Technology Centers) ... centers, announced today that applications for AccelerateBaltimore™ (AB) ... “Do you have a big idea?,” asked ETC’s ... know about it. AccelerateBaltimore helps you and your ... just 13 weeks.” Interested game changers with ...
(Date:11/26/2014)... November 25, 2014 SonaCare Medical, ... Ultrasound (HIFU) devices, recently participated in the American ... Mass 360° .” Key opinion leaders in urology ... related to small renal masses while attendees had ... ablative technologies in hands-on labs. Attendees at the ...
(Date:11/26/2014)... The Pittcon marketing department is pleased to announce ... app, Pittcon 2015 . The ... for iOS and Android devices and the Kindle Fire, ... after the event. It acts as an all-inclusive real-time ... Conferee Networking sessions and short courses. , The Pittcon ...
(Date:11/26/2014)... 26, 2014 SoundConnect , an ... proud to announce that Darren Suders has joined the ... Darren will drive the partner program through ... , Darren brings more than 10-years of ... roles in channel operations, from policy development, to partner ...
Breaking Biology Technology:AccelerateBaltimore Applications to Close in 6 Days 2AccelerateBaltimore Applications to Close in 6 Days 3SonaCare Medical Supports American Urology Association’s Small Renal Mass 360° Summit 2SonaCare Medical Supports American Urology Association’s Small Renal Mass 360° Summit 3Pittcon Releases 2015 Mobile App 2SoundConnect Appoints Director of Channel Development & Sales 2
... April 2 SPO Medical Inc. (OTC: SPOM),a leading ... monitoring devices, announced today that it has filed its ... 31, 2008. , Gross revenues ... revenues,reflect initial sales of SPO Medical,s finger oximeter PulseOx ...
... Biovista Inc. today,announced that BVA-101, its drug targeting ... the MOG-induced Experimental Allergic,Encephalomyelitis (EAE) murine model of ... MS and is aimed at neuroprotection, was shown ... toxic effects in this well,established model of MS. ...
... April 2 Chimerix, Inc., a biotechnology company ... the Company has joined the Medicines for Malaria ... to discover, develop and facilitate the delivery of ... will screen Chimerix, chemical library to identify activity ...
Cached Biology Technology:SPO Medical Files Annual Report for Fiscal 2008 2SPO Medical Files Annual Report for Fiscal 2008 3Biovista Inc. Announces Positive Efficacy Results in a Pre-Clinical Trial of its BVA-101 Repositioned Drug for Multiple Sclerosis 2Chimerix Joins International Network of Organizations to Cure Malaria 2Chimerix Joins International Network of Organizations to Cure Malaria 3
Cells are grown in triple flasks or roller bottles. Viability and growth data are generated from a parallel representative culture....
... Human Genetic Cell Bank Service The ... based on Epstein-Barr Virus (EBV) immortalisation of ... the production of lymphoblastoid cell lines (LCLs). ... a renewable and expandable source of genomic ...
... are optimized for maximum packaging efficiencies of ... efficiency extracts (> 109 pfu/g with control ... library containing at least 5 107 ... are made from a specially designed phage ...
... has 20 years of expertise in the ... still offers the most powerful systems on ... to 40 000 in-microplate tests requiring incubation ... of different modules (such as worktable shaker ...
Biology Products: