An increased awareness of concussion risks in young athletes has prompted researchers to use a variety of head impact sensors to measure frequency and severity of impacts during sports. A new study from Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) shows these head sensors can record a large number of false positive impacts during real game play. The CHOP team’s study emphasizes that an extra step to video-confirm the sensor data is essential for research and for use of this data in injury prevention strategies for player safety.
The findings were published online this month by the American Journal of Sports Medicine.
Approximately 1 in 5 high school athletes who plays a contact sport – such as soccer, lacrosse, and American football – suffers a concussion each year. To understand the frequency, magnitude and direction of head impacts that athletes sustain, a wide variety of sensors have been developed to collect head impact biomechanics data, including instrumented helmets, skull caps, headbands, mouthguards and skin patches… Continue reading.
WASHINGTON, D.C.— The American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE) has announced the pending induction of Kristy Arbogast, Ph.D., Associate Research Professor and Co-Scientific Director, Department of Pediatrics/Division of Emergency Medicine and Center for Injury Research and Prevention, University of Pennsylvania and The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, to its College of Fellows. Dr. Arbogast was nominated, reviewed, and elected by peers and members of the College of Fellows For outstanding scientific contributions to pediatric biomechanics that led to new safety products, test procedures, clinical care guidelines and laws that have resulted in dramatic reductions in child deaths.