Accelerometric Analysis of Head Impacts in Amateur Wrestling: An Exploratory AnalysisInternational Journal of Wrestling Science (2016)
NCAA men’s wrestlers are at risk for concussion. Current research measures linear and rotational accelerations of the head through impact sensors. The frequency, magnitude, and distribution of head impacts >10 g on three Division I NCAA male wrestlers were recorded. Measures consisted of impact duration, linear, rotational head acceleration, and risk-weighted cumulative exposure. Participants averaged 41 ± 4 impacts with a resultant median peak linear and rotation acceleration of 15 g and 1,880 rad/s2, resulting in a median HITSP and the RWECP of 15 and 0.0004. Results indicate lower levels compared to football and rugby.
- head kinematics,
Publication DateJuly 2, 2016
Citation InformationMark Hecimovich, Doug King and Troy Garrett. "Accelerometric Analysis of Head Impacts in Amateur Wrestling: An Exploratory Analysis" International Journal of Wrestling Science Vol. 6 Iss. 2 (2016) p. 117 - 126
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