The Helmet Lab at Virginia Tech

biomechanics research to reduce concussions

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RESEARCH

We conduct basic and applied injury biomechanics research. If we understand what causes injury, we can design interventions to prevent injury. Read more about our ongoing research projects.

SERVICE

We translate and disseminate our applied research to the public. These efforts aim to educate the public on the most effective methods to reduce concussions. Read more about our service initiatives.

OUTREACH

We aim to inspire the next generation of engineers. Our STEM outreach activities range from guidance on science fair projects to hands-on projects in the Helmet Lab. Read more about our outreach activities.

Recent News


4/2/17 – Congratulations to Bethany Rowson for getting her paper on the effect of facemasks on helmet performance accepted to the Journal of Sports Engineering and Technology!


3/30/17 – Congratulations to Eamon Campolettano for winning the Outstanding MS Student from the Virginia Tech College of Engineering!


3/30/17 – Congratulations to David Sproule for successfully defending his MS thesis!


3/30/17 – Congratulations to Eamon Campolettano for successfully defending his MS thesis!


3/23/17 – Congratulations to David Sproule for getting his paper on youth football helmet standards testing accepted to the Journal of Sports Engineering and Technology!

Meet Our Team

Upcoming Events


Megan will be presenting her bicycle helmet work at the Ohio State Injury Biomechanics Symposium in Columbus OH


Ryan, Eamon, Megan, and Bethany will be presenting at the SB3C in Tuscon AZ