Autodesk's Senior Research Scientist on cloud-computing aided design processes

“The brain is like a bowl of JELL-O. Give the bowl a push, and the dessert takes some time to react, but once it gets moving, the Jell-O overshoots its limits and begins wiggling back and forth. This period of brain movement within the skull is a potentially dangerous time for injury to occur,” writes Stanford’s Deputy Director of Science Communications Bjorn Carey.

New research suggests that though modern football helmets have all but eliminated traumatic skull fractures caused by blunt force, they do little to prevent concussions triggered by skull rotation. With advancements in 3D printing technology and cloud-computing power, industry leader Autodesk has partnered with the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in an 18-month long research collaboration to solve crucial complications pertaining to helmet safety and construction.

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