2022 Undergraduate Summer Research Program Participant

Home Department: Human Biology
Mentor: David Camarillo (Bioengineering)

“On-Field Effect of Guardian Cap”

Ashlyn will investigate the effect of a commonly used football helmet add-on cover, known as Guardian Cap, that claims to reduce concussion risk. There has been very limited study of its effect, and no on-field data has been analyzed. Ashlyn’s goal is to expand testing in lab by using a pneumatic ram to impact a variety of different helmets with and without the Guardian Cap and compare the two conditions. She will use the Camarillo lab’s partnership with Stanford football to analyze the head kinematics of players to evaluate the Guardian Cap’s effectiveness on field.