Damar Hamlin of the Buffalo Bills remains in critical condition, after experiencing cardiac arrest following a hit during a game Monday night. There is speculation that the impact to his chest may have triggered a cardiac episode called commotio cordis.
The following Western experts have published research on commotio cordis and are available to speak to media:
PhD candidate, Biomedical Engineering
Areas of Expertise: Commotio cordis, impact related injuries, vulnerable impact locations on the human body, commotio cordis injury metrics.
His master’s research was focused on developing new commotio cordis injury metrics to create a more accurate prediction for chest protector effectiveness. His work also analyzed injury metrics used by the National Operating Committee on Standards for Athletic Equipment.
Canada Research Chair in Head Mechanics; assistant professor, Mechanical and Materials Engineering
Areas of Expertise: Impact and injury, biomedical engineering, applying mechanics and engineering principles to improve mechanical structures to prevent injury and improve safety.
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