Optimization of the force sensitive mechanism for football and bicycle helmets

A helmet and its components such as chin strap are designed, tested, and certified for compression force only while neglecting sharp twisting of the brain. The goal of this project is to develop and integrate a Force Sensitive Mechanism (FSM) to a chin strap of a football and bicycle helmet. FSM offers a controlled tightness of the chin strap during impact. FSM can significantly improve the protection of the head against sharp twisting of the brain. In addition, FSM can reduce the risk of neck and throat injuries during an impact. Helmets equipped with FSM will undergo standard helmet tests such as impact test and retention system strength test to ensure compliance and safety

Intern: 
Adrian Wikarna
Faculty Supervisor: 
Siamak Arzanpour
Province: 
British Columbia
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