Campus Units

Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering, Mechanical Engineering

Document Type

Conference Proceeding

Publication Version

Accepted Manuscript

Link to Published Version

https://doi.org/10.1177%2F1541931218621311

Publication Date

9-1-2018

Journal or Book Title

Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Annual Meeting

Volume

62

Issue

1

First Page

1363

Last Page

1367

DOI

10.1177%2F1541931218621311

Conference Title

2018 Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Annual Meeting

Conference Date

October 1-5, 2018

City

Philadelphia, PA

Abstract

The standard knee pad is considered the most ineffective personal protective equipment in the American football player’s uniform. This study quantitatively and qualitatively assesses personal protective equipment for the lower body for U.S. football players against the VAPPR Pad (Vastus And Patellar Protection with Range of motion), the next iteration of lower body protection. The study consisted of player surveys, material drop testing, and Performance Drill testing including broad-jump, L-drill, pro-agility, and gait analysis with 138 participants in the initial survey and 25 men in the physical testing. Results of the Performance Drill Testing proved that unpadded players perform at higher levels than padded players; established no difference in performance between the unpadded players and players wearing the VAPPR Pad; and validated the VAPPR Pad’s superiority to the standard knee pad.

Comments

This is a manuscript of a proceeding published as Stone, Richard T., Brandon Moeller, Thomas Schnieders, and Ahmad Mumani. "Vastus and Patellar Protection with Range of motion Pad–Advanced Personal Protective Equipment for the Lower Body." In: Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Annual Meeting 62, no. 1 (2018): 1363-1367. DOI: 10.1177%2F1541931218621311. Posted with permission.

Copyright Owner

The Authors

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

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