Polo Helmet Rotational Testing

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2023-05-22

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Virginia Tech

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Present polo helmet testing methods only assess linear acceleration, neglecting the evaluation of a helmet's ability to reduce rotational acceleration. Both linear and rotational accelerations are key predictors of brain injuries. Therefore, understanding these measures is crucial for gauging the risk associated with each helmet. This report describes the results of a test series requested by the United States Polo Association Safety Committee that evaluated current polo helmets under rotational loading conditions.

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polo, helmet, rotational, oblique, pendulum, NOCSAE, standard

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