The use of shear thickening polymer as a hip protecter

Taeyong Lee, Dong Gyu Hwang, Naomichi Ogihara, Kohta Ito

研究成果: Conference contribution

3 被引用数 (Scopus)

抄録

External hip protectors are used by the elderly in preventing hip fracture due to sideway falls. There are some commercial hip protectors which has both energy absorbing and energy shunting properties. In this study, a novel hip protector using shear thickening polymer (STP) is studied. The purpose of this work is to determine the optimal thickness of STP needed for maximum force attenuation. A mechanical test rig to simulate a person falling with sufficient impact energy to fracture the greater trochanter if unprotected was used together with biofidelic femur model which simulates the layer of flesh with skin. 8mm of STP together with 5mm foam gives the best force attenuation. When comparing the overall thickness with commercial hip protectors, STP hip protectors tested have much less thickness. Reduced thickness increases the compliance and comfort of STP hip protectors.

本文言語English
ホスト出版物のタイトル2017 39th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
ホスト出版物のサブタイトルSmarter Technology for a Healthier World, EMBC 2017 - Proceedings
出版社Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ページ1633-1635
ページ数3
ISBN(電子版)9781509028092
DOI
出版ステータスPublished - 2017 9月 13
イベント39th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBC 2017 - Jeju Island, Korea, Republic of
継続期間: 2017 7月 112017 7月 15

出版物シリーズ

名前Proceedings of the Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBS
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ISSN(印刷版)1557-170X

Other

Other39th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBC 2017
国/地域Korea, Republic of
CityJeju Island
Period17/7/1117/7/15

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • 信号処理
  • 生体医工学
  • コンピュータ ビジョンおよびパターン認識
  • 健康情報学

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