“Fracture-driven design”, Presented by Jan Wolff, VU University Medical Center

Cycling is a popular cultural activity and mode of transportation in the Netherlands. More than 85% of the Dutch population possesses a bicycle and subsequently have the highest number of bicycle users worldwide. However, they also have the highest number of bicycle accident fatalities in Europe. Research has shown that the utilization of bicycle helmets during cycling can reduce (severe) brain injuries but often do not protect the cyclist adequately against facial injuries. We therefore started developing a new bicycle helmet using our clinical data and 3D technology which we subsequently coined “Fracture-driven design”

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