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How Efficient are the Rotational Impact Tests in ECE R22.06 Motorcycle Helmet Test Standard to Decrease the Rotational-Induced Brain Injuries?
KTH, School of Engineering Sciences in Chemistry, Biotechnology and Health (CBH), Biomedical Engineering and Health Systems, Neuronic Engineering.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-4798-4604
2022 (English)In: Conference proceedings International Research Council on the Biomechanics of Injury, IRCOBI, International Research Council on the Biomechanics of Injury , 2022, p. 912-923Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Head injuries are among the most common injuries in motorcycle accidents, where the helmet is the main protection. Until recently, the test standards have only evaluated protection against linear impacts. Evaluating protection against rotational impacts has been recently introduced. The objective of this study was to evaluate how current motorcycle helmets perform in ECE R22.06 rotational impact tests. The rotational impact tests were performed on three helmet models and the linear impact tests were performed on one helmet model. All the helmets passed the rotational impact tests. The maximum value for the experimental tests was 4.5 krad/s2 for PRA and 0.48 for BrIC compared to the threshold values of 10.4 krad/s2 and 0.78. In the linear impact tests five out of twenty-two impact tests failed the threshold for peak linear acceleration or head injury criterion. The results from this study suggest that motorcycle helmets will be more optimised towards reducing linear-induced injuries and not rotational-induced injuries in the newly introduced test standard ECE R22.06. This is not responding to the protection requirements when evaluating the accident statistics, which shows that rotational-induced injuries are as common or even more common than linear-induced injuries in helmeted motorcycle accidents. 

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International Research Council on the Biomechanics of Injury , 2022. p. 912-923
Keywords [en]
Brain injury, head injury, helmet, motorcycle, test standard, Accidents, Biomechanics, Safety devices, 'current, Experimental test, Head injuries, Helmet modeling, Main protection, Motorcycle accident, Motorcycle helmet, Test standards, Motorcycles
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Medical Engineering
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URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-331252Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-85139512706OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-331252DiVA, id: diva2:1780790
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2022 International Research Council on the Biomechanics of Injury, IRCOBI 2022, Porto, Portugal, 14-16 September 2022
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QC 20230706

Available from: 2023-07-06 Created: 2023-07-06 Last updated: 2023-07-06Bibliographically approved

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