Rotational Head Kinematics in Football Impacts: An Injury Risk Function for Concussion

  title={Rotational Head Kinematics in Football Impacts: An Injury Risk Function for Concussion},
  author={Steven Rowson and Stefan M. Duma and Jonathan Beckwith and Jeffrey J. Chu and Richard M. Greenwald and Joseph J. Crisco and Per Gunnar Brolinson and A. C. Duhaime and Thomas W. McAllister and Arthur Maerlender},
  journal={Annals of Biomedical Engineering},
Recent research has suggested a possible link between sports-related concussions and neurodegenerative processes, highlighting the importance of developing methods to accurately quantify head impact tolerance. The use of kinematic parameters of the head to predict brain injury has been suggested because they are indicative of the inertial response of the brain. The objective of this study is to characterize the rotational kinematics of the head associated with concussive impacts using a large… 
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