Safety performance testing of climbing helmet-mounted cameras

Helmets offer important protection against severe head injury for individuals participating in outdoor adventure activities. Helmet-mounted cameras attached to a climbing helmet can impact the protective capabilities of the helmet, potentially influencing the risks or severity of a head injury. In this study, the authors examine the effects of climbing helmet-mounted cameras on injury risks associated with falling object strikes and falls onto flat and angled surfaces. Three experiments are conducted to measure forces, linear accelerations, rotational velocities and rotational accelerations experienced by the headform. This study does not reveal any increase in head injury risk for the forces transferred to the head during falling object strikes or with the linear accelerations experienced during falls.


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  • Accession Number: 01616613
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 24 2016 10:28AM