Using Non-Newtonian Fluids as Padding in Hockey Helmets to Reduce the Risk of Concussion
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Ice hockey is one of the leading causes of concussions in the world. The protective padding used in helmets does very little to negate the risk of concussion. This project looks at using non-newtonian fluids in hockey helmets to help reduce the risk of concussion. Non-newtonian fluids as well as foam padding was tested to find which was better padding. The hypothesis that non-newtonian fluids are better at reducing impact force was proven by the experiment. Both of the non-newtonian fluids that were tested were better at reducing the impact force than the regular foam padding that was tested.