This project is a collaboration between Toyota's CSRC and The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

In a collaboration between Toyota's CSRC, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Center for Child Injury Prenvention Studies (CChIPS), National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), and SAFER, these groups will conduce a season-long study of a youth ice hockey team to better understand the mechanisms of mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) in adolescents, the most common injury to children in vehicular accidents. Researchers will quantify the head impacts sustained during hockey to occurrences of mental deficiencies, and with access to Toyota’s Total HUman Model for Safety (THUMS), conduct a state-of-the-art analysis of head acceleration data to determine correlations between impacts and injury outcomes.