Virginia Tech research lab crowdfunding to expand its tests to equestrian helmets

Virginia Tech research lab crowdfunding to expand its tests to equestrian helmets


3 FORD– THANK YOU. 3 CHARLES AND LAUREN BRANHAM ARE FACING 98 CHARGES EACH.THEY STOLE MORE THAN 500 PIECES OF MAIL.WE DID SOME DIGGING AND LEARNED THAT MAIL THEFT CHARGES… CARRY PENALTIES THAT COULD RESULT IN FINES AND FEDERAL PRISON SENTENCES. 3 ONE STUDY FOUND HORSE BACK RIDING CAUSES THE GREATEST PERCENTAGE OF SPORTS-RELATED TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURIES. W-F-X-R’S BROOKE WILLIAMS SHOWS US HOW LOCAL RESEARCHERS ARE PUTTING RIDING HELMETS TO THE TEST. 3 0:18-0:2341-46FOR ATHLETES, A HELMET IS OFTEN THE ONLY LINE OF DEFENSE… RESULTS.SOT:”WE ACTUALLY RATE 3 HELMETS AGAINST SOME REAL-WORLD CRITERIA AS WELL AS OTHER HELMETS ON THE MARKET TO BETTER INFORM CONSUMERS WHICH HELMET MIGHT PROVIDE BETTER PROTECTION.”JUST RECENTLY–THE LAB BEGAN DOING PILOT TESTING ON A HANDFUL EQUESTRIAN HELMETS…SOT:BARRY MILLER STAND-UP:USING THIS DROP TOWER, RESEARCHERS ARE ABLE TO DETERMINE IMPACT OF THE FORCE TO THE HEAD AND HOW WELL THE HELMET WAS ABLE TO MINIMIZE IT.”THE LAB USES SENSORS INSIDE THE HELMETS TO MEASURE THE RESULTS–EACH HELMET IS THEN ASSIGNED A RATING FROM ZERO TO A PERFECT FIVE STARS. “LIKE DR. DUMA SAYS THE FIRST HUNDRED TESTS ARE KIND OF COOL, THOUSAND TESTS NOT SO COOL AND IT’S VERY TIME CONSUMING TO DO WHAT WE DO.” WITH A CROWDFUNDING EFFORT, THE LAB ASSIGNING RATINGS TO EQUESTRIAN HELMETS–JUST AS IT’S DONE FOR A HALF DOZEN OTHER SPORTS. SOT:”WHEN YOU FALL FROM THAT HIGH OR THAT IMAGINE THE RESULTS THAT GOOD.” NO HELMET CAN ELIMINATE THE RISK OF A HEAD INJURY–BUT 3 SO FAR THE CROWD FUNDING EFFORT HAS RAISED ABOUT SIX THOUSAND DOLLARS.ITS TOTAL GOAL IS 25 THOUSAND.THE TESTING SHOULD TAKE ABOUT SIX MONTHS TO COMPLETE. 3 FUNNEL CLOUDS – SPOTTED IN TEXAS THIS EVENING. WE’RE

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