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Old 11-26-19, 01:30 PM
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Some soul searching is in order if you sound more like the character Sheldon Cooper than the character Sheldon Cooper does.
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Old 11-26-19, 11:29 PM
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Originally Posted by mr_bill View Post
That remains nothing but a rumor, and it still has not been detemined if the camera played any role at all in his injuries.

Did Michael Schumacherís helmet cam cause brain injury?
Michael Schumacher current status - please respect his privacy.
Brief Autosport Article. Yes, it's behind a paywall. You get three free articles.

However, even in Forumla 1, with no camera mounted to the helment, and even with helmets and crash structures (particularly the horseshoe shaped cockpit colar) - drivers still get brain injuries.

Fernando Alonso (Fernando did not race in Australia on March 15, returned to racing for the Malasian Grand Prix on March 29. Jules Bianchi later died.)
Sergio Perez (Sergio attempted to return to racing in Canada but withdrew during first practice session and returned to racing for the European Grand Prix on June 26.)

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If I was wrong, I sit corrected. But it's for this reason that I don't mount a headlamp in a very rigid housing to my helmet, I put it on the handlebars.
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Old 11-27-19, 08:18 AM
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Originally Posted by Duragrouch View Post
If I was wrong, I sit corrected. But it's for this reason that I don't mount a headlamp in a very rigid housing to my helmet, I put it on the handlebars.
It's easy to see that a rigid, solidly attached mount could have enough leverage to break the helmet if it hit at the right angle so that's a good policy. Other than that there isn't much impact difference between hitting a curb or stick and hitting the camera. It might catch and torque your head though, another good reason for breakaway mounts.

I don't use a helmet light very often, but when I do, I have a bright flashlight wrapped in velcro, and velcro stuck to the top of my helmet. By far the most convenient mount and of course it would fly off on impact.
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Old 11-27-19, 01:59 PM
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Microlattice is back in the news.

“Our technology could revolutionize football, batting, bicycle, and motorcycle helmets, making them better at protecting the wearer and much easier to have on your head due to the increased airflow,” says Eric Clough, a researcher at HRL Laboratories, a materials science doctoral student at the University of California, Santa Barbara, and the lead scientist on the study.
- https://bioengineer.org/material-for...head-injuries/

and https://phys.org/news/2019-11-materi...-injuries.html
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Old 12-01-19, 10:26 AM
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Originally Posted by wphamilton View Post
It's easy to see that a rigid, solidly attached mount could have enough leverage to break the helmet if it hit at the right angle so that's a good policy. Other than that there isn't much impact difference between hitting a curb or stick and hitting the camera. It might catch and torque your head though, another good reason for breakaway mounts.
Any what the actual facts on an action cam killed my life? Or just mere speculation?

p.s. No helmet required.

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Old 12-02-19, 01:34 PM
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I'm not understanding why we needed this.
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