Steven Rowson

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Affiliation: Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Country: USA

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Development of the STAR evaluation system for football helmets: integrating player head impact exposure and risk of concussion
    Steven Rowson
    Virginia Tech Wake Forest University, School of Biomedical Engineering and Sciences, Blacksburg, VA 24061, USA
    Ann Biomed Eng 39:2130-40. 2011
  2. doi request reprint Biomechanical performance of leather and modern football helmets
    Steven Rowson
    Center for Injury Biomechanics, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, Virginia 24061, USA
    J Neurosurg 119:805-9. 2013
  3. pmc Brain injury prediction: assessing the combined probability of concussion using linear and rotational head acceleration
    Steven Rowson
    Center for Injury Biomechanics, Virginia Tech Wake Forest, 440 ICTAS Building, Stanger St, Blacksburg, VA 24061, USA
    Ann Biomed Eng 41:873-82. 2013
  4. doi request reprint Biomechanical analysis of football neck collars
    Steven Rowson
    Virginia Tech Wake Forest Center for Injury Biomechanics, 100F Randolph Hall, MC 0238, Blacksburg, VA 24061, USA
    Clin J Sport Med 18:316-21. 2008
  5. doi request reprint Can footwear affect achilles tendon loading?
    Steven Rowson
    Center for Injury Biomechanics, Virginia Tech Wake Forest University, Blacksburg, VA, USA
    Clin J Sport Med 20:344-9. 2010
  6. doi request reprint Rotational head kinematics in football impacts: an injury risk function for concussion
    Steven Rowson
    School of Biomedical Engineering and Sciences, Virginia Tech Wake Forest University, 440 ICTAS Building, Stanger St, Blacksburg, VA 24061, USA
    Ann Biomed Eng 40:1-13. 2012
  7. doi request reprint Can helmet design reduce the risk of concussion in football?
    Steven Rowson
    School of Biomedical Engineering and Sciences, Virginia Tech Wake Forest University, Blacksburg, Virginia
    J Neurosurg 120:919-22. 2014
  8. ncbi request reprint A six degree of freedom head acceleration measurement device for use in football
    Steven Rowson
    Virginia Tech Wake Forest, Center for Injury Biomechanics, Blacksburg VA, USA
    J Appl Biomech 27:8-14. 2011
  9. pmc Head impact exposure in youth football: elementary school ages 9-12 years and the effect of practice structure
    Bryan R Cobb
    School of Biomedical Engineering and Sciences, Virginia Tech Wake Forest University, 440 ICTAS Building, Stanger St, Blacksburg, VA, 24061, USA
    Ann Biomed Eng 41:2463-73. 2013
  10. doi request reprint Linear and angular head acceleration measurements in collegiate football
    Steven Rowson
    Center for Injury Biomechanics, Department of Sports Medicine, Virginia Tech Wake Forest, Blacksburg, VA 24061, USA
    J Biomech Eng 131:061016. 2009

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Publications26

  1. doi request reprint Development of the STAR evaluation system for football helmets: integrating player head impact exposure and risk of concussion
    Steven Rowson
    Virginia Tech Wake Forest University, School of Biomedical Engineering and Sciences, Blacksburg, VA 24061, USA
    Ann Biomed Eng 39:2130-40. 2011
    ..The new STAR evaluation equation will provide consumers with a meaningful metric to assess the relative performance of football helmets...
  2. doi request reprint Biomechanical performance of leather and modern football helmets
    Steven Rowson
    Center for Injury Biomechanics, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, Virginia 24061, USA
    J Neurosurg 119:805-9. 2013
    ..The results of this analysis demonstrate that modern helmets are significantly and substantially superior to leather helmets in all impact scenarios, and that notable differences exist among modern helmets. ..
  3. pmc Brain injury prediction: assessing the combined probability of concussion using linear and rotational head acceleration
    Steven Rowson
    Center for Injury Biomechanics, Virginia Tech Wake Forest, 440 ICTAS Building, Stanger St, Blacksburg, VA 24061, USA
    Ann Biomed Eng 41:873-82. 2013
    ..In the NFL dataset, there were no significant differences between parameters. The combined probability of concussion is a valuable method to assess concussion risk in a laboratory setting for evaluating product safety...
  4. doi request reprint Biomechanical analysis of football neck collars
    Steven Rowson
    Virginia Tech Wake Forest Center for Injury Biomechanics, 100F Randolph Hall, MC 0238, Blacksburg, VA 24061, USA
    Clin J Sport Med 18:316-21. 2008
    ..To determine the load-limiting capabilities of protective neck collars used in football through dynamic impact testing...
  5. doi request reprint Can footwear affect achilles tendon loading?
    Steven Rowson
    Center for Injury Biomechanics, Virginia Tech Wake Forest University, Blacksburg, VA, USA
    Clin J Sport Med 20:344-9. 2010
    ..To investigate the effects of footwear on Achilles tendon tension by directly measuring Achilles tendon tension and dorsiflexion range of motion...
  6. doi request reprint Rotational head kinematics in football impacts: an injury risk function for concussion
    Steven Rowson
    School of Biomedical Engineering and Sciences, Virginia Tech Wake Forest University, 440 ICTAS Building, Stanger St, Blacksburg, VA 24061, USA
    Ann Biomed Eng 40:1-13. 2012
    ..These data provide an increased understanding of the biomechanics associated with concussion and they provide critical insight into injury mechanisms, human tolerance to mechanical stimuli, and injury prevention techniques...
  7. doi request reprint Can helmet design reduce the risk of concussion in football?
    Steven Rowson
    School of Biomedical Engineering and Sciences, Virginia Tech Wake Forest University, Blacksburg, Virginia
    J Neurosurg 120:919-22. 2014
    ..Although helmet design may never prevent all concussions from occurring in football, evidence illustrates that it can reduce the incidence of this injury. ..
  8. ncbi request reprint A six degree of freedom head acceleration measurement device for use in football
    Steven Rowson
    Virginia Tech Wake Forest, Center for Injury Biomechanics, Blacksburg VA, USA
    J Appl Biomech 27:8-14. 2011
    ..Average errors for peak linear and angular head acceleration were 1% ± 18% and 3% ± 24%, respectively. The average RMS error of the temporal response for each impact was 12.5 g and 907 rad/s(2)...
  9. pmc Head impact exposure in youth football: elementary school ages 9-12 years and the effect of practice structure
    Bryan R Cobb
    School of Biomedical Engineering and Sciences, Virginia Tech Wake Forest University, 440 ICTAS Building, Stanger St, Blacksburg, VA, 24061, USA
    Ann Biomed Eng 41:2463-73. 2013
    ..Further research is required to assess whether such a reduction in head impact exposure will result in a reduction in concussion incidence...
  10. doi request reprint Linear and angular head acceleration measurements in collegiate football
    Steven Rowson
    Center for Injury Biomechanics, Department of Sports Medicine, Virginia Tech Wake Forest, Blacksburg, VA 24061, USA
    J Biomech Eng 131:061016. 2009
    ..With an increased understanding of the biomechanics of head impacts in collegiate football and human tolerance to head acceleration, better equipment can be designed to prevent head injuries...
  11. doi request reprint Concussions experienced by Major League Baseball catchers and umpires: field data and experimental baseball impacts
    Jeffrey A Beyer
    School of Biomedical Engineering and Sciences, Virginia Tech Wake Forest University, 440 ICTAS Building, Stanger Street, Blacksburg, VA 24061, USA
    Ann Biomed Eng 40:150-9. 2012
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  12. doi request reprint Every Newton Hertz: a macro to micro approach to investigating brain injury
    Stefan M Duma
    Virginia Tech Wake Forest, Center for Injury Biomechanics, Blacksburg, VA 24061 USA
    Conf Proc IEEE Eng Med Biol Soc 2009:1123-6. 2009
    ..A better understanding of the effects of head impacts and the mechanisms of brain injury will likely result in insight to future head injury prevention methods and cellular research on brain injury...
  13. pmc Head impact exposure in youth football
    Ray W Daniel
    Center for Injury Biomechanics, Virginia Tech Wake Forest University, 440 ICTAS Building, Stanger St, Blacksburg, VA 24061, USA
    Ann Biomed Eng 40:976-81. 2012
    ..In order to minimize these most severe head impacts, youth football practices should be modified to eliminate high impact drills that do not replicate the game situations...
  14. doi request reprint Analysis of the ability of catcher's masks to attenuate head accelerations on impact with a baseball
    Kellen S Shain
    Department of Engineering Science and Mechanics, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Virginia, USA
    Clin J Sport Med 20:422-7. 2010
    ..The goals of this study were to measure the ability of catcher's masks to attenuate head accelerations on impact with a baseball and to compare these head accelerations to established injury thresholds for mild traumatic brain injury...
  15. ncbi request reprint Methodology for mapping football head impact exposure to helmet pads for repeated loading testing
    Anna MacAlister
    Virginia Tech Wake Forest University, Blacksburg
    Biomed Sci Instrum 50:242-7. 2014
    ..The energy absorbing characteristics of the padding can be used to develop new safety regulations regarding the lifetime of helmets, affording better protection to athletes. ..
  16. pmc Biomechanical Perspectives on Concussion in Sport
    Steven Rowson
    Biomedical Engineering and Mechanics, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA
    Sports Med Arthrosc 24:100-7. 2016
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  17. doi request reprint Head impact exposure in youth football: elementary school ages 7-8 years and the effect of returning players
    Tyler J Young
    School of Biomedical Engineering and Sciences, Virginia Tech Wake Forest University, Blacksburg, Virginia
    Clin J Sport Med 24:416-21. 2014
    ..To provide data describing the head impact exposure of 7- to 8-year-old football players...
  18. ncbi request reprint Head acceleration measurements in middle school football
    Ray W Daniel
    Virginia Tech Wake Forest University, Blacksburg
    Biomed Sci Instrum 50:291-6. 2014
    ..With an increased understanding of the head impact exposure experienced by youth football players, measures can be implemented to better protect players. ..
  19. ncbi request reprint Age-related differences in head impact exposure of 9-13 year old football players
    Bryan R Cobb
    Virginia Tech Wake Forest University, Blacksburg
    Biomed Sci Instrum 50:285-90. 2014
    ..Players on the older team sustained slightly more and higher magnitude impacts than those on the younger team. These differences in head impact exposure were not significant due to large variation between players within each team. ..
  20. ncbi request reprint Force transmission to the mandible by chin straps during head impacts in football
    Steven Rowson
    Virginia Tech Wake Forest, Center for Injury Biomechanics, Blacksburg, VA, 24061, USA
    Biomed Sci Instrum 44:195-200. 2008
    ..5 m/s and 170 +/- 80 N at 9.0 m/s. Although there are some overlying assumptions, these values represent a good estimation of the forces acting on the mandible for head impacts in football...
  21. ncbi request reprint Correlating cumulative sub-concussive head impacts in football with player performance - biomed 2009
    Steven Rowson
    Virginia Tech Wake Forest Center for Injury Biomechanics, Blackburg, VA
    Biomed Sci Instrum 45:113-8. 2009
    ..In addition, relationship trends varied on a position basis. There are many factors other than head impacts that can affect a player's performance and more research is needed to further quantify such effects...
  22. ncbi request reprint Differences in hybrid iii and thornt neck response in extension using matched tests with football neck collars
    Steven Rowson
    Virginia Tech Wake Forest, Center for Injury Biomechanics, Blacksburg, VA, 24061, USA
    Biomed Sci Instrum 44:165-70. 2008
    ..Even though this study looks at a specific application, it highlights differences in neck response between the Hybrid III and THOR-NT...
  23. pmc Hockey STAR: A Methodology for Assessing the Biomechanical Performance of Hockey Helmets
    Bethany Rowson
    Department of Biomedical Engineering and Mechanics, Virginia Tech, 313 Kelly Hall, 325 Stanger Street, Blacksburg, VA, 24061, USA
    Ann Biomed Eng 43:2429-43. 2015
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  24. ncbi request reprint High magnitude head impacts experienced during youth football practices
    Tyler Young
    Virginia Tech Wake Forest University, Blacksburg
    Biomed Sci Instrum 50:100-5. 2014
    ..102 impacts greater than 45 g per minute during practices. The results of this study indicate future youth football practice modifications should focus on both scrimmages and contact drills. ..
  25. ncbi request reprint Quantification of toy sword kinematics with male pediatric volunteers
    Stephanie M Beeman
    Virginia Tech Wake Forest University, Blacksburg
    Biomed Sci Instrum 50:31-6. 2014
    ..The trends observed within this study likely result from typical pediatric and adolescent development. By accounting for the physical capabilities of a specific population, toys can be designed with decreased inherent risks of injury. ..
  26. ncbi request reprint In situ measurement of achilles tendon tension during dorsiflexion - biomed 2009
    Steven Rowson
    Virginia Tech Wake Forest Center for Injury Biomechanics, Blackburg, VA
    Biomed Sci Instrum 45:18-23. 2009
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