"Towards safer bicycling through optimization of bicycle helmetsand usage"

Discussion in 'Technical Chat' started by Mike Causer, Jun 17, 2011.

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    Taken from: http://www.cost.esf.org/domains_actions/tud/Actions/TU1101

    TUD COST Action TU1101
    Towards safer bicycling through optimization of bicycle helmets and

    Descriptions are provided by the Actions directly via e-COST.

    Cycling is an excellent sustainable alternative to driving. Cyclists
    have few safety options, of which a helmet is one. However, there are
    strong indications that law-mediated increases of helmet usage for
    cyclists cause confounding factors which temper the positive effect of
    these helmets on head and brain injury. Furthermore, current helmet
    design is suboptimal. Since several fields are important to bicycle
    helmet optimization, a combined effort involving all of these is
    necessary; so that a given parameter is not optimized at the cost of
    another. Finally, the attitudes of cyclist towards helmets will be
    focused upon; providing tools for improving helmet usage. The
    multidisciplinary approach respects the complex nature of the issue, it
    is unique in Europe, and will provide more complete information to
    legislators, manufacturers, end-users, and scientists, ultimately
    leading to increased safety for cyclists.

    Looks interesting, especially as Dr. Ian Walker is part of it....

    Mike Causer, Jun 17, 2011
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