College students use 'smart' technology in football helmets to detect injuries
Imagine a football helmet with brain wave probes and a device that measures acceleration forces to detect concussions on the field and directly communicate the information to medical staff.
BMX biker helmet reads your brain waves and plots level of concentration on smartphone
Student-designed helmets are head and shoulders above others
Industrial design students like things that are both functional and beautiful.
Helmet camera craze: Skiers record their own runs
Hey, mom, did you see that cool jump? That explosion of powder? How I squeezed between those trees?
Innovation rains supreme as entrepreneur reinvents the umbrella
An entrepreneur whose Eureka moment came at last year's wet and windy Grand National has reinvented the umbrella with the help of WMG at the University of Warwick.
Landmark study finds separated bike lanes, slower vehicle speeds greatly reduce bicycle injuries
Using your bicycle to commute to work has numerous health and environmental benefits. Yet, the largest Canadian study on cycling injuries led by Ryerson University suggests cyclists are at risk of injury ...
Australian cycling boom a myth
(Phys.org) -- There has been a decline in the per capita level of cycling in Australia, with population growth three times that of recent increases in cycling trips, according to research by University of Sydney Professor ...
Virginia Tech announces 2012 football helmet ratings; 2 more added to the 5-star mark
Virginia Tech released today the results of its 2012 rating for adult football helmets that is designed to assess a helmet's ability to reduce the risk of concussion. A total of three helmets achieved a "5 ...
Why do woodpeckers resist head impact injury?
Head injury is a common concern around the world, but researchers suggest that woodpeckers may have an answer for minimizing such devastating injuries. As reported in the Oct. 26 issue of the online journal PLoS ONE, an ana ...
The Medical Minute: March is brain injury awareness month
March is National Brain Injury Awareness Month. Traumatic brain injuries are disruptions or changes in the way the brain functions that occur due to a blow or jolt to the head or penetrating injuries. The severity can range ...
Don't shuffle on slippery surfaces, researchers say
Biomechanics researchers Timothy Higham of Clemson University and Andrew Clark of the College of Charleston conclude that moving quickly in a forward, firm-footed stance across a slippery surface is less likely to lead to ...
Motorcycle crashes could influence helmet laws, study finds
After a brutal winter, many motorcycle enthusiasts will soon be dusting off their rides to take advantage of balmier weather, but they don't have to brush off their helmets because Connecticut does not have ...
Is it time for all skiers to wear helmets?
In a bid to decrease brain injuries from skiing and snowboarding accidents, experts in an editorial published in the British Medical Journal today are calling for more public awareness to promote ski helmets.
Motorcycle helmets reduce spine injuries after collisions
Motorcycle helmets, long known to dramatically reduce the number of brain injuries and deaths from crashes, appear to also be associated with a lower risk of cervical spine injury, new research from Johns Hopkins suggests.