Faculty Advisor

Savilonis, Brian James

Abstract

We designed a field hockey facemask to exceed industry standards for injury mitigation caused by the ball striking the face, exceeding industry standards. The facemask, consisting of an aluminum frame with a layered foam lining, was found to reduce HIC values from impact by as much as 75%. The facemask was evaluated by striking a model head and neck using a pendulum, confirming our design.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

March 2018

Major

Mechanical Engineering

Major

Interdisciplinary

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Mechanical Engineering

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