THE EFFECT OF IMPACT CONDITION ON THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN LINEAR AND ANGULAR ACCELERATION LINEAR

  • P. Rousseau
  • E. Walsh
  • S. Foreman
  • B. Hoshizaki
Keywords: Sports, concussion, biomechanics, linear acceleration, angular acceleration

Abstract

Helmets are mandatory in many contact sports and are designed to prevent traumatic brain injuries. When assessing their performance, angular acceleration is not measured, as it is generally assumed to be highly correlated with linear acceleration (Pellman et al., 2003). Although being common, this assumption is not supported by strong data. The aim of this study was to establish the relationship between linear and angular acceleration.
Section
Coaching and Sports Activities