Characterizing the protective capacity of advanced material formulations at rates relevant to traumatic brain injury
Soft materials in helmet pads are the first line for brain protection
Soft material in helmets decelerates the head during impact and requires rigorous testing of foams at relevant loading rates.
Evaluation of soft material performance across many rates in the laboratory enables data driven material development to target brain protection.
We are pioneering new measurement techniques to assess soft materials, providing essential information for helmet innovation.