Do football helmets reduce acceleration of impact in blunt head injuries?

  title={Do football helmets reduce acceleration of impact in blunt head injuries?},
  author={Lawrence Lewis and Rosanne Naunheim and J. Standeven and Carl L Lauryssen and C. Richter and Brian K Jeffords},
  journal={Academic emergency medicine : official journal of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine},
  volume={8 6},
UNLABELLED Several recent studies suggest that acceleration of the head at impact during sporting activities may have a detrimental effect on cognitive function. Reducing acceleration of impact in these sports could reduce neurologic sequelae. OBJECTIVE To measure the effectiveness of a regulation football helmet to reduce acceleration of impact for both low- and moderate-force impacts. METHODS An experimental paired study design was used. Male volunteers between 16 and 30 years of age… CONTINUE READING


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