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WSU researchers find inaccuracies in head impact sensors

By Tina Hilding, Voiland College of Engineering & Architecture PULLMAN, Wash. – With increasing concern about concussions from sports, some players have started wearing electronic sensors to measure head impacts.

Sports Science Lab works to improve college baseball

By Michelle Fredrickson, Voiland College of Engineering and Architecture PULLMAN, Wash. – “Plug your ears.” Immediately after Jeff Kensrud says this, a cannon fires a 140-mile-per-hour baseball at a composite bat. The ball collides with a resounding clang, and both ball and bat ricochet backward.

Forgotten photo links baseball history and research

Special thanks to WSU Manuscripts, Archives and Special Collections       Click arrow to see video.       1944 – Eri B. Parker (left), former WSC  mechanical engineering professor, watches Wally Friel try out a prototype aluminum bat. PULLMAN – Sunlight sparkles on the metal barrel of a baseball bat as a teenage […]