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TitleEnergy Attenuation Performance of Impact Protection for Motorcyclists
AuthorsAlbanese B, Meredith L, Whyte T, Gibson T, De Rome L, Fitzharris M, Baldock MRJ, Brown J
Year2016
TypeConference Paper
AbstractEnergy attenuation provided by motorcycle impact protectors is a mechanism that can be used to reduce loads transferred to the body of motorcyclists. Impact protectors have been shown to reduce the overall injury risk in motorcycle crashes [1] and severity of fracture injuries in laboratory tests [2-3]. However, previous research shows little evidence that commonly used motorcycle impact protectors are effective in reducing the risk of fractures in real world crashes. Motorcycle impact protectors usually comply with the European Standard EN1621-1, which sets minimum energy attenuation requirements. This study aims to examine the effectiveness of impact protectors worn by Australian riders in crashes, in terms of EN1621-1 energy attenuation requirements and injury outcomes.
Conference NameInternational Research Council on Biomechanics of Injury Conference
Conference AbbreviationIRCOBI
Conference LocationMalaga, Spain
Conference Date14-16 September 2016
NotesThe conference paper is available online at http://www.ircobi.org/wordpress/downloads/irc16/default.htm

Reference
Albanese B, Meredith L, Whyte T, Gibson T, De Rome L, Fitzharris M, Baldock MRJ, Brown J (2016) 'Energy Attenuation Performance of Impact Protection for Motorcyclists', International Research Council on Biomechanics of Injury Conference, Malaga, Spain, 14-16 September 2016.