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Neurotrauma Prevention Review: Improving Helmet Design and Implementation

Version 1 : Received: 27 July 2022 / Approved: 27 July 2022 / Online: 27 July 2022 (10:19:59 CEST)

How to cite: Goutnik, M.; Goeckeritz, J.; Sabetta, Z.; Curry, T.; Willman, M.; Willman, J.; Currier Thomas, T.; Lucke-Wold, B. Neurotrauma Prevention Review: Improving Helmet Design and Implementation. Preprints 2022, 2022070420 (doi: 10.20944/preprints202207.0420.v1). Goutnik, M.; Goeckeritz, J.; Sabetta, Z.; Curry, T.; Willman, M.; Willman, J.; Currier Thomas, T.; Lucke-Wold, B. Neurotrauma Prevention Review: Improving Helmet Design and Implementation. Preprints 2022, 2022070420 (doi: 10.20944/preprints202207.0420.v1).

Abstract

Neurotrauma continues to contribute to significant mortality and disability. The need for better protective equipment is apparent. This review focuses on improved helmet design and the necessi-ty for continued research. We start by highlighting current innovations in helmet design for sport and subsequent utilization in the lay community for construction. The current standards by sport and organization are summarized. We then address current standards within the military envi-ronment. The pathophysiology is discussed with emphasis on how helmets provide protection. As innovative designs emerge, protection against secondary injury becomes apparent. Much research is needed, but this focused paper is intended to serve as a catalyst for improvement in helmet de-sign and implementation to provide more efficient and reliable neuroprotection across broad arenas.

Keywords

helmet; military; sport; innovation; secondary injury

Subject

MEDICINE & PHARMACOLOGY, Clinical Neurology

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