Category
Injury Outcomes
Supervisor
Raphael Grzebieta
Creator
Declan Patton
Status
Completed
Level
PhD
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Concussion is prevalent in collision and contact sports and, therefore, an injury of specific interest. Laboratory and epidemiological research in football codes, in which headgear is not mandatory, has demonstrated the limited effectiveness of headgear in preventing concussion. To further understand the biomechanics of concussion and develop effective prevention methods, it was necessary to investigate the dynamics of head impacts in sport.