Dr. Michael Vassilyadi, co-author of this study led in collaboration with Professor Blaine Hoshizaki (School of Human Kinetics) says "the hockey helmet is the winner at most velocities, and then the cycling helmets for the highest."
Safety performance was defined by the ability of a helmet to reduce acceleration of the head during the impact, said Professor Blaine Hoshizaki (School of Human Kinetics), director of the Neurotrauma Impact Laboratory.
The CBC's Kelly Crowe reports (interview with Professor Blaine Hoshizaki, School of Human Kinetics, at the Neurotrauma Impact Science Laboratory).
Helmets vary in offering protection for winter sports and play
Los Angeles Times
/ For the Booster Shots blog - 20/01/2012
"Helmets are designed and tested to mitigate the risk of an injury; they are not designed to eliminate head injuries," said co-author Blaine Hoshizaki, of the School of Human Kinetics.
Ottawa lab puts children's helmets to the test
, 1 other source - 20/01/2012
A study of helmets used by children for winter activities offers some new data on the various types of head protection that would suit tobogganers.
Helmets for tobogganing kids get crash tests
A Canadian study co-authored by Professor Blaine Hoshizaki (School of Human Kinetics) suggests young children should wear helmets while tobogganing, but concludes there's no clear answer about what type of headgear works best.
Researchers Investigate How Well Protective Headgear Works for Small Children Participating
in Winter Activities
American Association of Neurological Surgeons
(AANS) - 20/01/2012
Blaine Hoshizaki, PhD, of the School of Human Kinetics, and colleagues used a monorail drop tower to simulate the types of impact that can be sustained by a child's head during mishaps in tobogganing.
Professor Blaine Hoshizaki, School of Human Kinetics, found that players who get punched are likely to get one of two types of concussions.
Professor Blaine Hoshizaki, School of Human Kinetics, talks about the NHL.
Professor Blaine Hoshizaki , School of Human Kinetics, said that the NHL is taking steps to promote player safety but more must be done.
NHL players, researchers take hard look at helmets
San Mateo Daily Journal
, 140 other sources - 09/30/2011
Professor Blaine Hoshizaki , Faculty of Health Sciences, simulates in his lab the blows NHL players and their helmets absorb.
With some star NHL players off the ice and in the headlines recently due to serious concussive head injuries, the research of Blaine Hoshizaki
is also making news.
Dr. Hoshizaki, director of the Neurotrauma Impact Science Lab at the University of Ottawa, and his team of researchers are working to improve helmets to protect athletes against concussion and to develop standards that will help organizations and manufacturers better evaluate and certify protective headgear.
Read the article in University Affairs.
But for Professor Blaine Hoshizaki from the School of Human Kinetics, the goal is scientific.
team is determined to understand the relationship between brain injuries such as concussions, helmet performance, and the risky hits that hockey players give and take during a game-and to find out whether equipment should be improved or whether certain hits should be banned in the future.
Read the article inMaclean's.
Professor Blaine Hoshizaki from the School of Human Kinetics comments on the devastating hit that sent Montreal Canadiens forward Max Pacioretty to hospital with a cracked vertebra and a a severe concussion.
Scientists can't peer into the brains of hockey players the instant they get a concussion, so University of Ottawa researcher Blaine Hoshizaki does the next best thing.
Professor Blaine Hoshizaki, PhD from the School of Human Kinetics at the Faculty of Health Sciences and his team of young scientists at the University of Ottawa's elite Neurotrauma Impact Science Laboratory are reconstructing hard hockey hits in order to gain a better understanding of the impact of these types of head injuries.
"We really don't know how successful or how safe the helmets being used today are," said lead researcher Blaine Hoshizaki, Professor in the School of Human Kinetics at the Faculty of Health Sciences.
Blaine Hoshizaki, Vice-Dean of Faculty Affairs in the Faculty of Health Sciences, is quoted in a New York Times blog entry on the Mayo Clinic's conference on hockey concussions where several recommendations to reduce head trauma in the sport were presented.
says: "We've got to make people understand that the hockey helmet is only one factor in decreasing risk of concussion".
Read the article.
On CTV's Canada AM television program, Blaine Hoshizaki, Vice-Dean of Faculty Affairs in the Faculty of Health Sciences and a researcher at the University of Ottawa's Neurotrauma Impact Laboratory explains how a new football helmet he helped develop, the Xenith X1, offers unparalleled three-dimensional protection, dispersing the impact over a greater area.
Read the article.
Tuesday, October 12
A Globe and Mail article explains how a sponsored research agreement between Ferrara's Xenith start-up company and the University of Ottawa
led to the creation of a lab and a project aimed at creating a safer football helmet.
Blaine Hoshizaki, Vice-Dean of Faculty Affairs in the Faculty of Health Sciences, explains how the helmet was created.
Before joining the university in 2004, Hoshizaki had been vice-president of research and development for Bauer, designing helmets for the hockey manufacturer, and later for CCM.
Read the article.