Savilonis, Brian James
The goal of the MQP was to create a device to prevent concussions in football. Concussive football impacts were recreated with testing equipment including a guided free falling 70lb helmeted head assembly, a 95lb suspended torso, and a recreated Hybrid III neck and head. Data was collected from accelerometers placed in the struck head. A rotational shock absorber was designed to transfer energy from the impacted head to the body of the player in order to reduce head velocities.
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Major Qualifying Project
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