Science of the Summer Olympics: Designing Safety Helmets

This video from the Science of the Summer Olympics series, produced by NBC and the National Science Foundation, explores how engineering is used to design better and more effective safety helmets for athletes participating in canoeing, cycling, boxing, and equestrian events. Materials science and engineering concepts are introduced while explaining how they help create better helmets. U.S. Olympic boxer Queen Underwood is featured and gives her perspective.

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