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Development of a synthetic human thigh impact surrogate for sports personal protective equipment testing

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posted on 28.09.2015 by Thomas Payne, Sean Mitchell, Ben Halkon, Richard Bibb, Mark Waters
Synthetic impact surrogates are widely used in the sporting goods industry in the evaluation of personal protective equipment. Existing surrogates, exemplified by those used in safety standards, have many shortcomings, primarily relating to their mass, stiffness, geometries and levels of constraint which limit their biofidelity and subsequent usefulness in personal protective equipment evaluations. In sports, absence from competition is a primary severity measure for injuries; consequently, blunt trauma injuries, such as contusions and lacerations, become pertinent and serious concerns. It is important, therefore, that synthetic surrogates provide an adequate description of these soft tissues to effectively evaluate injury risk. A novel, multi-material human thigh surrogate has been presented with consideration to the tissue structures, geometries and simulant materials used. This study presents the detailed development stages undertaken to fabricate a multi-material synthetic soft tissue surrogate with skin, subcutaneous adipose and muscle tissue components. The resultant surrogate demonstrates the successful use of sequential moulding techniques to construct a full-scale anatomical human impact surrogate which can be used in personal protective equipment testing.

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  • Mechanical, Electrical and Manufacturing Engineering

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Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part P: Journal of Sports Engineering and Technology

Citation

PAYNE, T. ...et al., 2015. Development of a synthetic human thigh impact surrogate for sports personal protective equipment testing. Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part P: Journal of Sports Engineering and Technology, pp.1–12.

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© IMechE. Published by Sage

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AM (Accepted Manuscript)

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This work is made available according to the conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0) licence. Full details of this licence are available at: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/

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2015

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This article was published in the journal, Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part P: Journal of Sports Engineering and Technology [SAGE © IMechE] and the definitive version is available from: 10.1177/1754337115582294

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1754-3371;1754-338X

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en

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