Use Of Helmets Should Be Compulsory


Do All Contact Sports Require Helmets?


Sports biomechanics focuses on the movement of the body and the causes of that movement.

One of the major issues in dispute is whether helmets should become mandatory for contact sports.

Head concussions are a major problem for sports players, and have led to many people having to quit their professions.

Players and other stakeholders have been concerned about the safety of helmets.

Safety is a key concern for players while they play the sport[3].

This paper will examine the issues surrounding helmet use in contact sports.

Contact sports can lead to head injuries, and then concussions.

These are considered the most common sports injuries.

These are known as preventable injuries[4].

Biomechanics studies how forces act on the body, and the impact they have.

Biomechanics can also be used to design helmets. It can even be said that it helps in injury prevention[5].

The padding found in helmets protects against concussions, as well as skull fractures or face trauma.

Different types of sports may require different helmets. This is possible because of the differences in forces and body movements[6].

The football helmet, for example, covers ears, mouth, jaw, mouth and forehead.

Hockey helmets, on the contrary, provide secure grip and protection to the head and sides.

To reduce the severity of injuries, the best helmets absorb the impact.

The NFL’s sports helmets were designed with a different technology and engineering than the past.

The layers in the NFL helmets are designed to reduce the impact force, thereby protecting against any hits.

The design has soft outer shell and an underlying layer of columns.

As biomechanics explains, the columns are composed of a series of plates that reduce the impact’s trauma.

It reduces collisions coming from many directions.

To avoid injuries, helmets should be compulsory.

A lot of evidence supports the idea that athletes of all ages use helmets to prevent head injuries[10].

Biomechanics is known to increase performance in sports[11].

Digital modeling can be used to evaluate the impact players experience during collisions.

This allows coaches to identify situations in which helmets may be useful, and helps improve performance[12].

When helmets are thicker and more heavy, concussions can be prevented.

This can be achieved by analyzing the injury biomechanics as well as the forces.

The analysis of body movements in various sports is made possible by the Computer and finite-element simulations.

These biomechanics are used to improve the helmet design as well as the performance of sports players[13].

This is because helmets give players more confidence and security.

Helmets result in better performance.

The helmets should therefore be compulsory in all contact sports.

You can argue that helmets don’t protect against all types concussions.

Some helmets are more effective at protecting against concussion than others.

A study on football players that used helmets to collect head impacts data showed that “Riddell’s Revolution Helmet” had a 54% decrease in concussion rates compared to “brand’s VSR4 Mode”[14].

The different helmets perform in different ways.

The helmet design can be improved by studying these differences using injury biomechanics as well as sports.

In the US, there are an average of 1.8 million to 3.6million concussions every year when athletes wear helmets[15].

It is therefore questionable whether helmets should be used.

It is clear that the forces and biomechanics involved in injury are not properly applied to reduce concussions.

AFL recommends that helmets not be worn to prevent concussion in a 2012 news story.

This was due to the fact that younger players had a different playing style and were more likely to sustain head injuries from helmets.

Although there are many types and styles of helmets that can be padded, no definitive evidence has been found to prove that they protect against head injuries or concussions.

One could argue that players are not able to use the helmet because of the technological limitations.

Rugby players don’t like big helmets, and the sport bodies do not support them.

The injury biomechanics will not help improve performance in this situation.

The helmets of the NFL will be compulsory and players will take the helmet as a weapon in the game.

Therefore, there is more potential to create different helmets that prevent injury and enhance performance.

In order to increase helmet safety, more sport bodies should ensure that independent product testing is conducted.

This will make it easier for consumers to choose the helmets that they wish to buy.

Without these standards, it would be difficult to advocate compulsory helmet wearing like in Rugby and Football.

It was vital to have helmets that can protect sportsmen from concussions.

It has been shown that helmets are more effective when they are designed for different sports.

Even though helmets are effective for reducing head injuries due to head trauma, it has not been proven that they reduce all concussions.

Based on the literature review, it can be concluded that biomechanics have been beneficial in injury prevention as well as performance enhancement.

It is important to compare helmets of sports players with those that are not wearing them.

There is evidence that padded helmets are more effective than non-padded helmets.

But, the effectiveness of padded helmets is not demonstrated in all forms of contact sports.

Helmets should be compulsory in all contact sports that have been shown to be safe and effective.

There is not enough evidence to support concussion prevention with helmets.

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