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A friend of mine has this blog and this is a great study.


Results:  Although height significantly increased peak angular acceleration (αp), change in peak-to-peak angular velocity, time duration associated with the change in velocity, and peak impact force (Fp) for head-first drops onto a carpet pad or concrete, none of these variables were significantly affected by height when dropped onto a mattress. The αp was not significantly different for drops onto a carpet pad and concrete from 0.6 or 0.9 m due to compression of the carpet pad. Surprisingly, sagittal αp was equaled or surpassed by axial αp.




The fall Amanda had onto the carpet covering concrete actually SURPASSED the need for height "requirements" on a head injury.


It's time that the medical establishment realizes this.

May 24, 2010 at 8:52 PM Flag Quote & Reply

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