A Model for Neck Injury in the Helmeted Human,
MEDICAL COLL OF WISCONSIN MILWAUKEE
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The temporal events and injury forces and energies following impact of the helmeted and unhelmeted human have not been fully described. To further advance our understanding in this area, a lumped parameter model with one-dimensional motion along the spinal axis has been developed. The muscles and ligaments and overlying tissue are assumed to offer negligible resistance in compression and the skull stiffness is neglected. Torso mass is reduced appropriately to account for the angle of impact of the person with another human or fixed object. The lumped parameter model with springs and viscous elements representing the neck, helmet, and contact surface is given.
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