Characterizing the Protective Capacity of Advanced Material Formulations

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.