Head Saver, Head Protectors, Head Protection, Elderly Head Protection
Head Saver, Head Protectors, Head Protection, Elderly Head Protection
Head Saver, Head Protectors, Head Protection, Elderly Head Protection
MTS Laboratory Tested
Impact Testing of HeadSaver soft protective helmets by Melbourne Testing Services.
Report No: MT-11/516


DATE OF TEST: OCTOBER 18TH 2011- OCTOBER 19TH 2011.
DATE OF REPORT: OCTOBER 27TH 2011
 Headsaver has been tested at a NATA accredited test facility



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Impact Testing Rig
TEST SYNOPSIS:
A protective soft helmet designed to reduce the magnitude
of impact forces from accidental head collisions was
delivered to the MTS laboratory for testing.
As advised by the client, the soft helmet is to be
worn mainly by elderly people to provide extra head
protection in the event of head collisions. The cushion is
manufactured from a polyester and spandex foam composite
and incorporates an adjustable rear section and chin strap for
a comfortable fit. Upon arrival at the laboratory, the test
item was examined and the following details recorded:
HeadSaver Soft Helmet
Height: 110mm
Breadth 150mm
Length 210mm
Wall Thickness (nom.): 12mm

At the request of the client, impact tests were to be
conducted on HeadSaver Soft Helmet to determine the
impact force reduction attributes.
Impact Tests
TEST PROCEDURE:
A specially designed test rig was constructed to conduct impact drop tests at pre-determined drop
heights. Three impact orientations namely frontal, lateral and posterior impacts were conducted.The support frame was rigidly bolted to the laboratory test floor and the test sample was fitted as shown. An accelerometer, mounted on a flat faced striker with a mass of 2.3kg, was released at a distance of 0.04m, 0.08m, 0.12m, 0.16m and 0.20m with respect to the contact surface. The striker mass was fitted with roller bearings, which allowed a smooth descent with minimal friction. A high speed data acquisition system was then used to record the impact forces autographically for the respective drop heights.
Note: A fibreglass head mannequin (3mm thickness) was used to provide support to the soft helmet during testing.
HeadSaver Testing
TEST DATA:
Test data curves for HeadSaver soft helmet at a drop height of 0.04m, 0.08m, 0.12m, 0.16m and 0.20m equivalent to impact energies of 0.92J, 1.84J, 2.76J, 3.68J and 4.6J are provided.

Based on the recorded peak impact forces (for impact tests conducted with and without the HeadSaver soft helmet) and the corresponding impact energies, the energy absorbed (in per cent) vs impact energy for the posterior impact tests were calculated and
are also provided.
Posterior Impact Test Results
Posterior Impact Tests
Posterior impact tests conducted for the HeadSaver soft helmet also resulted in a fifty per cent (50%) reduction in the peak force at a drop height of 0.12m.
TEST OBSERVATIONS:
As shown,the peak impact forces were observed to
be fairly uniform across the different impact orientations for the tested sample.
Frontal Impact Test Results
Frontal Impact Test
At a drop height of 0.12m, the peak impact force (g) recorded without the HeadSaver soft helmet was observed to be 10g. On the other hand, a peak impact force of 4.7g was recorded with the HeadSaver soft helmet. Therefore, this represents a 53% reduction in the peak impact force.
COMMENTS:
For the range of impact tests described and conducted herein, lower peak impact forces were observed
with the HeadSaver soft helmet when compared to impact tests conducted without the HeadSaver soft
helmet.
Lateral Impact Tests Results
ARTG - Australian Register of Therapeutic Goods Lateral Impact Tests
For a similar drop height of 0.12m, a 56% reduction in the peak impact force was observed for the tested sample.
Important Note

While HeadSaver can achieve excellent and impressive results, no product can claim to be 100% effective all of the time. HeadSaver is not guaranteed to work in every individual instance. HeadSaver is not suitable to be used as a head protector either in an industrial or construction environment nor for sporting activities. The HeadSaver is not designed to protect the head from falling objects. Therefore, HealthSaver Pty Ltd and HeadSaver make no implied or express guarantee that their products will prevent injury.
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