The mechanisms of concussion have been investigated by many researchers using a variety of methods. However, there remains much debate over the relationships between head kinematics from an impact and concussion. This review presents the links between research conducted in different disciplines to better understand the relationship between linear and rotational acceleration and brain strains that have been postulated as the root cause of concussion. These concepts are important when assigning performance variables for helmet development, car design, and protective innovation research.
Rotational Acceleration, Brain Tissue Strain, and the Relationship to Concussion
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Manuscript received March 19, 2014; final manuscript received October 29, 2014; published online January 29, 2015. Assoc. Editor: Barclay Morrison.
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Post, A., and Blaine Hoshizaki, T. (March 1, 2015). "Rotational Acceleration, Brain Tissue Strain, and the Relationship to Concussion." ASME. J Biomech Eng. March 2015; 137(3): 030801. https://doi.org/10.1115/1.4028983
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