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TitleUnderstanding head impact tolerance as an aid injury prevention
AuthorsMcLean AJ
Year1993
TypeConference Paper
AbstractHead injury prevention is best achieved by ensuring that there is no impact to the head. That is not always possible and so ways must be found to reduce the severity of the injuries that do occur when the head is hit. Protective headgear, such as the motorcyclist's crash helmet, can do this. However, in the design of crash helmets, and of vehicle components that are likely to be struck by the head in an accident, it is important to take into account the tolerance of the head to impact. This paper reviews the development and limitations of the most commonly used measure of head impact tolerance, the Head Injury Criterion, in the context of alternative tolerance criteria and research findings from experimental studies on human surrogates and the investigation of head injuries in actual crashes.
Book DetailsRecent Avdvances in Neurotraumatology, Nakamura N., Hashimoto T., Yasue M. (Eds.), 1993
ISBN0387701158
ISSN038770115X
Conference NameInternational Conference on Recent Advances in Neurotraumatology (ICRAN 1992)
Conference AbbreviationICRAN
Conference LocationKaruizawa, Japan
Conference Date23-26 September 1992
Page Range27-30
Page Count4
NotesAvailable from CASR library on request

Reference
McLean AJ (1993) 'Understanding head impact tolerance as an aid injury prevention', Proceedings of International Conference on Recent Advances in Neurotraumatology (ICRAN 1992), pp 27-30.