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Development, Validation, and Pilot Field Deployment of a Custom Mouthpiece Device for Head Impact Measurement

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abstract
Up to 3.8 million sports-related concussions occur in the United States alone each year. There is motivation to better understand the biomechanics of concussive and subconcussive impacts with wearable sensors, but they are currently limited by exhibiting motion relative to the skull and insufficient sample rates to capture short-duration impacts. The objective of this study was to develop a mouthpiece sensor with improved head kinematic measurement for use in non-helmeted and helmeted sports through laboratory validation and pilot field deployment with professional motorsport drivers.
subject
head impact exposure
head kinematics
instrumentation
motorsports
subconcussive impacts
validation
contributor
Rich, Andrea Morgan (author)
Brown, Philip J (committee chair)
Stitzel, Joel D (committee member)
Urban, Jillian (committee member)
Rowson, Steven (committee member)
date
2019-05-24T08:35:38Z (accessioned)
2019 (issued)
degree
Biomedical Engineering (discipline)
2024-05-20 (liftdate)
embargo
2024-05-20 (terms)
identifier
http://hdl.handle.net/10339/93925 (uri)
language
en (iso)
publisher
Wake Forest University
title
Development, Validation, and Pilot Field Deployment of a Custom Mouthpiece Device for Head Impact Measurement
type
Thesis

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