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Neurosurgery. 2004 Oct;55(4):956-66; discussion 966-7.

The science and design of head protection in sport.

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Faculty of Human Kinetics, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.


We review the relationship between science, testing standards, and helmet design to provide an understanding of how helmets protect the brain. Research describing the mechanisms of injury, resulting types of brain injuries, and characteristics of helmet protection are reviewed. The article is designed to describe the state of the relationship between science and helmet performance.

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