Remote monitoring of forces on head for detection of traumatic brain injuries on amusement park rides

Laura Camp, Stephanie Marcellin, Jodi Rickel, Tierny Rubenow, Michael W Marcellin

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Abstract

The ASTM F24 Committee pays substantial attention to the potential safety risks that roller coasters pose to riders. Although the G-forces exerted on rides are strictly controlled to prevent traumatic brain injury and other conditions, operators may wish to monitor the impact forces guests experience to determine if they need to be removed from the ride. We have designed a system to monitor data and relay the findings to the operators. To measure the effect roller coasters have on the brains of guests, we used a combination of gyroscopes, accelerometers, and impact force sensors are incorporated into a headpiece worn by the guest. During the ride, the sensor data is wirelessly transmitted to a base station where it can be monitored in real time by an operator. The system compares the gathered data with limits based on pre-existing research on traumatic brain injuries, and then alerts the operator to potential issues.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication54th Annual International Telemetering Conference and Technical Exhibition, ITC 2018
Subtitle of host publicationReliable and Secure Data, Links and Networks
PublisherInternational Foundation for Telemetering
ISBN (Electronic)9780000000002
StatePublished - Jan 1 2018
Event54th Annual International Telemetering Conference and Technical Exhibition: Reliable and Secure Data, Links and Networks, ITC 2018 - Glendale, United States
Duration: Nov 5 2018Nov 8 2018

Publication series

NameProceedings of the International Telemetering Conference
Volume2018-November
ISSN (Print)0884-5123

Conference

Conference54th Annual International Telemetering Conference and Technical Exhibition: Reliable and Secure Data, Links and Networks, ITC 2018
CountryUnited States
CityGlendale
Period11/5/1811/8/18

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Instrumentation
  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Signal Processing

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    Camp, L., Marcellin, S., Rickel, J., Rubenow, T., & Marcellin, M. W. (2018). Remote monitoring of forces on head for detection of traumatic brain injuries on amusement park rides. In 54th Annual International Telemetering Conference and Technical Exhibition, ITC 2018: Reliable and Secure Data, Links and Networks (Proceedings of the International Telemetering Conference; Vol. 2018-November). International Foundation for Telemetering.