REAL WORLD HEAD IMPACT DATA MEASUREMENTS ON JOCKEYS

  • M. Rueda
  • M. Gilchrist
Keywords: Instrumentation, Head injury, Equestrian, Horse racing

Abstract

A novel instrumentation system previously implemented on American football helmets (Greenwald et al. 2008) has been adapted and validated against a Hybrid III head and neck for use in an equestrian environment. This has been used to determine the forces applied to jockeys’ heads during fall impacts in competition racing.
Section
Coaching and Sports Activities