Title

Playing position vs helmet impact forces in football

School Name

Heathwood Hall Episcopal School

Grade Level

9th Grade

Presentation Topic

Physiology and Health

Presentation Type

Non-Mentored

Abstract

The purpose of this project is to analyze football helmets’ force sensor data and see if there are patterns between position and helmet impact forces. Independent variable: The different positions that are used for data. Dependent variable: The data of how many blows were received and the amount of force exerted. Our procedure included sending out human consent forms for the varsity football players, gaining their consent and turning in the forms to the HHESEpiscopal School Athletic Director. The Athletic Director then arranged for Riddell Co. to release anonymous proprietary helmet sensor data for use in this study. In this study, the independent variable (IV) was player position and the dependent variable (DV) was helmet impact forces. After reviewing and analyzing the data and comparing the results to the hypothesis, the results supported the hypothesis. Independent variable: The different positions that are used for data. Dependent variable: The data of how many blows were received and the amount of force exerted.

Location

Neville 121

Start Date

4-14-2018 9:15 AM

Presentation Format

Oral and Written

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Apr 14th, 9:15 AM

Playing position vs helmet impact forces in football

Neville 121

The purpose of this project is to analyze football helmets’ force sensor data and see if there are patterns between position and helmet impact forces. Independent variable: The different positions that are used for data. Dependent variable: The data of how many blows were received and the amount of force exerted. Our procedure included sending out human consent forms for the varsity football players, gaining their consent and turning in the forms to the HHESEpiscopal School Athletic Director. The Athletic Director then arranged for Riddell Co. to release anonymous proprietary helmet sensor data for use in this study. In this study, the independent variable (IV) was player position and the dependent variable (DV) was helmet impact forces. After reviewing and analyzing the data and comparing the results to the hypothesis, the results supported the hypothesis. Independent variable: The different positions that are used for data. Dependent variable: The data of how many blows were received and the amount of force exerted.