Laboratory Evaluation of the gForce Tracker™, a Head Impact Kinematic Measuring Device for Use in Football Helmets

  title={Laboratory Evaluation of the gForce Tracker™, a Head Impact Kinematic Measuring Device for Use in Football Helmets},
  author={K. Campbell and Meagan J. Warnica and I. Levine and J. Brooks and A. Laing and T. Burkhart and J. Dickey},
  journal={Annals of Biomedical Engineering},
  • K. Campbell, Meagan J. Warnica, +4 authors J. Dickey
  • Published 2015
  • Engineering, Medicine
  • Annals of Biomedical Engineering
  • This study sought to compare a new head impact-monitoring device, which is not limited to specific helmet styles, against reference accelerometer measurements. Laboratory controlled impacts were delivered using a linear pneumatic impactor to a Hybrid III headform (HIII) fitted with a football helmet and the impact monitoring device (gForce Tracker-GFT) affixed to the inside of the helmet. Linear regression analyses and absolute mean percent error (MAPE) were used to compare the head impact… CONTINUE READING
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