Using the wrong — or not properly fitted — equipment is a major cause of injuries. Helmets Are Key The equipment you wear while participating in sports and other activities is key to preventing injuries.
Others Our primary field is bicycle helmets, but here is what we know about other helmets. The Consumer Product Safety Commission has a very useful page recommending helmets for many activities on their Web site.
The hazard of being kicked by the horse is unique. If you ride in woods, the larger vents of the bicycle helmet are more likely to snag a branch, and the rider position is higher on a horse than on a bicycle. As a result, ASTM has a specific equestrian standard that calls out a helmet for the impacts encountered in horseback riding.
One of the anvils the helmet is tested on is a sharp edge that simulates a horse's hoof or steel fencing.
Although some riders do wear bicycle helmets for cost reasons, they can have much better protection with an equestrian helmet designed for their sport. There is no law in the US that prohibits a merchant from selling equestrian helmets that do not meet any standard, so look for an ASTM F sticker.
We do not recommend equestrian helmets for bicycle riding because the lab drop test on flat surfaces is done at only 1.
In addition, most equestrian helmets are not as well ventilated as most bike helmets for summer riding. Plantation, Florida, has a helmet ordinance requiring ASTM F or its equestrian helmet equivalent as approved by the Chief of Police for age 16 and under.
It took effect in New York State now has an equestrian helmet law as well for riders under It requires an ASTM helmet and also requires that a helmet be provided if you rent a horse from a horse rental service.
For sources of information on equestrian helmets, see this message by Dru Malavasean equestrian helmet expert. Another good source is the Equestrian Medical Safety Association. The Consumer Product Safety Commission recently said they contributed to about 1, emergency room visits inthe first year of the fad.
Since they are used on hard surfaces, and about half of the falls are to the rear, it would make sense to use a skating or skateboard helmet following the CPSC guidelines.
But the kids are wearing the shoes for everyday use, not specifically for sport, and parents don't expect them to wear a helmet every time they wear the shoes. Further, they like the ability to walk and instantly convert to gliding, and a helmet gives away the secret.
We don't know how to resolve that one.
None of their sample of 67 had a head injury. The Canadian Safety Council has issued a consumer alert advising the use of skateboarding protective gear, and avoiding use on roads, sidewalks, and wet surfaces.
In short, we have seen very little practical advice for parents on wheeled shoes, but a Web search may turn up more. Hoverboards The hoverboard is a motorized scooter-like device that moves sideways, with a wheel at each end.
The rider balances to keep it upright, standing a few inches higher than the ground.SportTechie is the world’s leading resource devoted to the intersection of sports and technology. ashio-midori.com > About the AAP > News Room > News Features & Safety Tips > Sports Injury Prevention Tips from the American Academy In general, the more contact in a sport, the greater the risk of a traumatic injury.
, face guards, protective cups, and eyewear. Young athletes should not assume that protective gear will prevent all injuries. Roller hockey seems to be an exception to this situation, and in particular rink hockey, which is an important sport in Italy (even if considered a minor sport by many people).
There are two levels of championships, A1 and A2, and teams are well-enough sponsored. ASTM's sports and recreation standards are instrumental in the evaluation, testing, assembly, and use of the equipments, facilities, and protective gears utilized in sports and recreational activities. Unfortunately, the use of technology in enhancing sports facilities and equipment is generally an expensive proposition.
And because of the expense involved in these applications, the benefits derived at least initially tend to be limited to the upper end of the sports hierarchy. A new study, “Epidemiology of Upper Extremity Injuries in NCAA Men’s and Women’s Ice Hockey” published online on July 5, in The American Journal of Sports Medicine suggests that ice hockey players and those who treat them should be aware of the high propensity for upper extremity injuries in the sport.