Human Head Impact Dose Concussion Risk Functions and Sensor-Based Military-Specific Environmental Monitoring System
Technical Report,15 Jan 2018,14 Jan 2019
PREVENT BIOMETRICS MINNEAPOLIS United States
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Study Aims 1. Quantify head impact exposure during military training and sporting activities in military service cadets, civilian athletes, and in active duty military personnel. Characterize differing exposure across a variety of contact sports and military activities, for helmeted and non-helmeted sports, and in males and females. 2. Correlate head impact exposure with the onset and severity of concussion. Quantify the role of number, severity, frequency and direction of head impacts leading up to the onset of concussion. Develop injury risk functions for the onset of concussion based on cumulative head impact exposure. 3. Correlate head impact exposure with clinical outcomes e.g., symptoms, cognition, balance in the absence of concussion and develop head impact exposure risk functions associated with concussion onset and clinical changes. Quantify factors most associated with concussion onset and clinical changes. Develop injury risk functions for clinical changes in the absence of concussion based on cumulative head impact exposure. 4. Quantify head impact exposure during basic training and combat training activities in football athletes at Air Force Academy and West Point that are also enrolled in CARE 2.0. Determine if the increased head impact burden at the service academies is responsible for higher rates of concussion in those football athletes. 5. Assist USAARL in laboratory testing to develop standard means to quantify sensitivity and specificity of head impact dosimeters in TD and PMHS tests.
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