Development and Validation of Eye Injury and Facial Fracture Criteria for the Focus Headform
VIRGINIA POLYTECHNIC INST AND STATE UNIV BLACKSBURG
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A multi-year research effort focused on predicting eye and face injury resulting from blunt impacts has been completed through a collaborative partnership of Virginia Tech - Wake Forest, Center for Injury Biomechanics, Denton, and the United States Army Aeromedical Research Laboratory. The primary goal of this effort is the development and validation of a physical headform capable of measuring face and eye impact loads. In order to assess the capability of protective equipment in reducing eye and facial injuries, this innovative advanced headform has been developed to predict injury. Because of the headforms emphasis on eye and orbital injuries, the new advanced headform is dubbed the Facial and Ocular Countermeasure Safety headform. A two-part study has developed and validated a biofidelic headform FOCUS with corresponding injury criteria for globe rupture and facial fracture.
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