1978-02-01

Results of Experimental Head Impacts on Cadavers: The Various Data Obtained and Their Relations to Some Measured Physical Parameters 780887

This report describes the results of 42 tests involving direct impacts on the head, performed on fresh, unembalmed, perfused cadavers, helmeted or not helmeted, by means of a free-fall procedure.Three main kinds of impact were investigated: frontal, temporal-parietal, and frontal-facial.The results yield a typology of lesions (associated with various test conditions) that differs from the one described in earlier, similar reports published by A.M. Nahum and R.L. Stalnaker.The measurements confirm a tolerance level of HIC>1500 in the case involving skull impacts under the conditions specified in the text.

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