Journal of Forensic Biomechanics

Journal of Forensic Biomechanics
Open Access

ISSN: 2090-2697

John D Lloyd

John D Lloyd
BRAINS, Inc., San Antonio, FL., Assistant Professor, College of Engineering,
Tampa, FL., 32824 Michigan Avenue, San Antonio, Florida-33576

  • Research Article
    Biomechanical Evaluation of Motorcycle Helmets: Protection against Head and Brain Injuries
    Author(s): John D LloydJohn D Lloyd

    Motorcycle accident victims worldwide account for more than 340,000 fatalities annually, with the Unites States ranking 8th highest in number of motorcycle accident deaths, largely due to non-mandatory motorcycle helmet requirements for adults in a number of States. Seventy-five percent of all fatal motorcycle accidents involve head and brain injury, with rotational forces acting on the brain the primary cause of mortality. Current motorcycle helmets are reasonably effective at reducing head injuries associated with blunt impact. However, the mechanism of traumatic brain injury is biomechanically very different from that associated with focal head injury. This study was conducted to evaluate the effectiveness of current motorcycle helmets at reducing the risk of traumatic brain injuries.Ten motorcycle helmet designs, including full-face, three-quarter and half-helmets were evalu.. Read More»
    DOI: 10.4172/2090-2697.1000137

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