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Accelerometric Analysis of Head Impacts in Amateur Wrestling: An Exploratory Analysis
International Journal of Wrestling Science (2016)
  • Mark Hecimovich, University of Northern Iowa
  • Doug King, Auckland University of Technology
  • Troy Garrett, University of Northern Iowa
Abstract
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.
Keywords
  • head kinematics,
  • wrestling,
  • concussion
Disciplines
Publication Date
July 2, 2016
DOI
10.1080/21615667.2017.1315842
Citation Information
Mark 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
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/mark-hecimovich/26/