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Superior-Inferior Head Impact Tolerance Levels.

Authors
Alem-NM; Nusholtz-GS; Melvin-JW
Source
NIOSH, 1982 Nov :1-279
Link
NIOSHTIC No.
20000734
Abstract
The objectives of this research project were first to generate experimental kinematic response and injury data resulting from axial (superior-inferior) head impacts, then to use the generated results to establish a head/neck tolerance level to be used in the design and testing of protective industrial helmets. Fourteen impact tests were conducted on cadaveric specimens. parameters of impact were the impactor weight (10 kg), its velocity at impact (7 to 11 m/s), padding of the impactor (0- to 5-cm ensolite), and the neck alignment with the spinal column. Peaks of the impact force ranged from 3 to 17 kn. Measured responses were the head 3-D motion and the spinal column accelerations.
Keywords
Safety-engineering; Safety-helmets; Musculoskeletal-system-disorders; Spinal-shock; Autopsies;
Publication Date
19821101
Document Type
Final Contract Report
Funding Type
Contract;
Fiscal Year
1983
NTIS Accession No.
PB83-144501
NTIS Price
A13
Identifying No.
Contract-210-79-0028
NIOSH Division
DCDSD;
Priority Area
Musculoskeletal-system-disorders
Source Name
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
State
MD; MI;
Performing Organization
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Transportation Research Institute
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