The collection of on-field, head impact data in soccer has been a challenge for researchers. Given the lack of headgear, the ability to instrument players, similar to what has been done in other sports [1, 2], is not possible. [3–5]. Laboratory recreations using reflective targets, EMG electrodes, and an instrumented bite plate have provided some insight into heading impact events [3, 5]. However, all of this instrumentation changes the ability of the player to move freely and, therefore, alters the dynamic of the impact. By developing a wireless acceleration measurement system which does not inhibit movement and provides no head protection, the linear and angular head accelerations can be measured during actual soccer play.
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Real Time Measurement of Head Acceleration During Youth Soccer Play
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Hanlon, EM, & Bir, CA. "Real Time Measurement of Head Acceleration During Youth Soccer Play." Proceedings of the ASME 2009 Summer Bioengineering Conference. ASME 2009 Summer Bioengineering Conference, Parts A and B. Lake Tahoe, California, USA. June 17–21, 2009. pp. 1051-1052. ASME. https://doi.org/10.1115/SBC2009-206301
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