Faculty Advisor

Savilonis, Brian James

Faculty Advisor

Tuzel, Erkan

Abstract

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.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

May 2014

Major

Mechanical Engineering

Major

Physics

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Mechanical Engineering

Advisor Department

Physics

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