STP1050

    Ice Hockey Protective Equipment—Its Value, Capabilities, and Limitations

    Published: Jan 1989


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    Abstract

    Concerns and a discussion on ice hockey protective equipment are presented, with the emphasis on human factors and the interfacing between human factors and the equipment that comes in the design of protective equipment. These concerns include sizing, coverage, anatomical shapes, equipment configurations, materials available for equipment manufacture, and the nature of the sports and games in which the equipment is used. Special emphasis is directed to the effects of aging and the life cycle of the protective equipment itself.

    Keywords:

    ice hockey, helmets, face protectors, energy transfer, protective equipment trade-offs, human factors, tissue tolerance, protective equipment


    Author Information:

    Hoerner, EF
    Physician and consultant, Neuromuscular Diagnostic Service, Braintree, MA


    Paper ID: STP24045S

    Committee/Subcommittee: F08.97

    DOI: 10.1520/STP24045S


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