Concussions In Ice Hockey

The resistive component of analysis can also be modeled as a spring in which the spring constant is positively correlated to the force applied to the spring: F= kx, where k = f(x)*Fimpact. The force of impact would mostly dissipate through the springs, and the specific behavior of the springs can be modeled in later stages. The component of force that needs to be looked at primarily is the x component, since this is the component of the force that would produce the most torque on collision. Since the x component of both the spring and the impact forces are relatively more important, this means a system should be created that hinders most of the translational/rotational movement in the x direction.

To reduce 25% of concussions that
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In a study following junior teams, there were 21.5 concussions per 1,000 games whereas only 3.1 concussions per 1,000 games were reported by team physicians and trainers (Klein, 2010). The pressure to win a game blinds hockey players from acknowledging concussion symptoms that would result in being pulled out of the game. While there are doctors and trainers on the rink side, the fast-paced nature of hockey makes it difficult to identify all dangerous collisions. According to a study on classifying ice hockey injuries, about 25% of all injuries were to the face or mouth (Deits, Yard, Collins, Fields, & Comstock, 2010). Therefore, the goal of the pressure sensing chin strap is to reduce unreported concussions by 20% in ice hockey by using pressure sensors on the jaw and chin to objectively identify concussion-inducing impacts in real time during

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