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09-18-2011, 01:09 PM
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Originally Posted by Khelvan View Post
It's a great idea, but intuitively you're going to have a real hard time developing an external device to solve an internal problem.

That is, the problem is the brain smashing against the inside of your skull, which we can't really prevent or even dampen. Can we reduce the force on the outside of the skull? Possibly, but even whiplash causes the problem, which doesn't require any force directly contacting the skull, simply the motion of the head when the body is struck with force. No helmet can help there...
If the helmet absorbe more of the force of the initial hit the force that transgers to the skull/spine/brain will be less. This will positively prevent some injuries and make sure that others are less serious

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