Are Woodpeckers the Answer to Effective Helmet Design??
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Slow motion footage, x-rays and computer simulations are informing researchers how the woodpeckers avoid head and brain injuries as they peck.
The birds have evolved with a number of traits that protect the brain. These include unequal upper and lower beak lengths and spongy, plate-like bone structures as well as little "sub-dural space" between their brains and their skulls, so the brain does not have room to bump around as it does in humans.
Also, their brains are longer top-to-bottom than front-to-back, meaning the force against the skull is spread over a larger brain area.
Research is being undertaken at Hong Kong Polytechnic University. Could nature already have the answer to safer head protection?To read more, see the full article here.
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