publication . Article . Other literature type . Conference object . 2015

Neck Braces in Motocross: Different Designs and Their Effects on Muscular Activity of the Neck

Patricia Kafka; Anton Sabo; Anton Sabo; Stefan Litzenberger; Stefan Litzenberger; Gerrit Thiele;
Open Access English
  • Published: 23 Sep 2015 Journal: Procedia Engineering (issn: 18777058, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: The Authors. Published by Elsevier Ltd.
Abstract Neck braces are designed to prevent traumatic injuries of the cervical spine by transferring the forces occurring at the head and spine to adjacent body structures, mainly the torso. Gorasso and Petrone (2013) showed that neck braces can influence the muscular activity of the neck during motocross riding, but their results only refer to one analysed neck brace system. Based on their results, this work analyses the effect of different neck brace designs on muscular activity of the neck during specific events in motocross riding. During on-track-measurements the muscular activity of m. sternocleidomastoideus and the upper part of m. trapezius were recorde...
Medical Subject Headings: human activitiesmusculoskeletal diseasesmusculoskeletal systemequipment and supplies
free text keywords: motocross, neck brace, sEMG, muscular activity, protective equipment, Engineering(all), Cervical spine, Brace, Torso, medicine.anatomical_structure, medicine, Involved muscles, System a, Orthodontics, business.industry, business, Additional research, Neck muscles
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