This innovative product is mounted to the chest of an athletic youth player. This purpose of this product is to protect the youth if a direct hit from a ball hits the chest. Extensive in-depth analysis is performed to measure the impact forces and the amount experienced by the user.
The free-body diagram identifies the reaction force locations and the sensors are placed to measure the foot and mid-point reaction forces.
Detailed data is collected from multiple impact conditions for multiple shield materials that characterize the behavior of the products and affects on the user. Enjoy the very brief video clip of one such data sample.