Tuesday, March 4, 2014
AFA supports UMass Dartmouth HELMET SAFETY project to reduce concussions with special flocked material.
The University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth’s Bioengineering Department has submitted a proposal to study Flocked Energy Absorbing Material (FEAM) helmet pad structures for sport and military applications. The UMass proposal, which enjoys the support of the American Flock Association and its member companies, is based on the use of textile flocking processes to fabricate impact energy absorbing layers whose upright oriented fibers undergo a unique bending and damped spring-like action when compressed. The project will be a joint effort by UMass Dartmouth and the University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. For more information go to www.flocking.org