Head Impacts in Sports. Research Update: Impact Measurements using a Mouthguard

At the 8th World Congress of Biomechanics, Institute of Technology Tallaght and CADFEM welcomed colleagues from Stanford University at our exhibition stand.

We are delighted to report that the research project has evolved further to include head impact measurements using an instrumented mouthguard. Camlab at Stanford University is supplying the mouthguard technology. Measurements and simulations are performed by IT Tallaght. CADFEM Ireland provide ANSYS LS-DYNA and Cloud Computing power for the simulation and analysis work and to process the huge amount of data generated. The project also counts on St James’s Hospital Dublin for medical assessment and diagnosis, and Trinity College Dublin who are investigating the blood brain barrier using contrast MRI scans of participants.

Please stay tuned to our website and conference announcements, an update of the project will be presented at the 5th Simulation Conference, 1-2 November 2018, Engineers Ireland, Dublin. Contact us for immediate updates: info@cadfemireland.com

The World Congress of Biomechanics is the premier meeting worldwide in its field. Many of the main international biomechanics societies will fold their 2018 annual meetings into the 2018 World Congress, hence you can expect to meet many of your colleagues in Dublin.

CADFEM have extensive experiences in biomedical simulation. Our engineers and expertise have supported many world-leading bio-medical companies, as well as academic and medical institutions since 1998. Please meet us in the exhibition at the CADFEM booth, no 21. 

We are very pleased to recommend the poster presentation by Institute of Technology Tallaght Dublin, our partners, on 10th July. Please meet us at The Forum, Ground Floor.

CADFEM Group and Institute of Technology Tallaght and at the 8th World Congress of Biomechanics, 8th-12th July 2018, Dublin Convention Centre.

The Congress welcomed an international audience. We had the pleasure to meet delegates from Ireland, Germany, the UK, the USA, France, Italy, Turkey, Poland, Asia at our exhibition booth.

IT Tallaght presented the latest developments of the Research Project in the Poster Presentation: Investigation of the relationship between impact direction and principal strain within the brain on 10th July 2018.

 Presenter: Stephen Tiernan. Institute of Technology Tallaght Dublin. Authors: Stephen Tiernan, Gary Byrne, Derek Sweeney, Michael Power
Session: Head impact biomechanics and head protection Tuesday, 10th July. The Forum, Ground Floor. 

Global Human Body Consortium – Head Model IT Tallaght
Download the Poster here.
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Methodology: How does the brain react depending on the impact area and direction?

Image courtesy of Institute of Technology Tallaght


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