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Injury Assessment of Focal Loading Using the Mandible Load Sensing Headform with a Multi-point Thin Film Force Sensor

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Defence R and D Canada -Valcartier Quebec, Quebec Canada

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Military helmets are evolving to improve protection and coverage against fragments, behind armour blunt trauma BABT, and blunt impact trauma. Providing additional coverage is a challenge due to compromises between human factors requirements and desired coverage and protection. In order to properly assess these trade-offs, it is important to be able to quantify the protection system in terms of injury mitigation. However, there are few applicable test methodologies to support product development or accept testing. A preliminary injury assessment methodology for evaluating the performance of mandible guard systems has been developed based on the mandible load sensing headform MLSH which was designed for the assessment of mouth guards used in American football.

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