Type

Journal Article

Authors

Michael D Gilchrist
T Blaine Hoshizaki
J Michio Clark

Subjects

Physiotherapy & Sport

Topics
linear acceleration helmet ice hockey capacity concussion stress impacts strain

Protective capacity of an ice hockey goaltender helmet for three events associated with concussion. (2017)

Abstract The purpose of this study was to assess the protective capacity of an ice hockey goaltender helmet for three concussive impact events. A helmeted and unhelmeted headform was used to test three common impact events in ice hockey (fall, puck impacts and shoulder collisions). Peak linear acceleration, rotational acceleration and rotational velocity as well as maximum principal strain and von Mises stress were measured for each impact condition. The results demonstrated the tested ice hockey goaltender helmet was well designed to manage fall and puck impacts but does not consistently protect against shoulder collisions and an opportunity may exist to improve helmet designs to better protect goaltenders from shoulder collisions.
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Full list of authors on original publication

Michael D Gilchrist, T Blaine Hoshizaki, J Michio Clark

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M. D. Gilchrist
University College Dublin
Total Publications: 172
 
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Thomas Blaine Hoshizaki
University College Dublin
Total Publications: 31
 
3
J Michio Clark
University College Dublin
Total Publications: 8