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  • I wish I had a face mask that protects my nose and face from impact that absorbes the inital collision. I think it will help the inalstic collision because of the hard outside and the soft padding on the inside
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  •  History The game, now known as rugby was first played over 2000 years ago. The Romans played a ball game called harpastum. In greek harpastum “seize”, the name being that somebody actually carried or handled the ball.Rugby wasn't officially professional till 1995The first university match was played in 1872. 
  • The scrum cap was first used by the Christ's College Finchley's 1st XV. Eurig Evans invented the first prototype . The first scrum cap was made of a thin cloth helmet with the only padding covering the ears. All of this was  held in place by a strap. The first recorded mouthguard came is traced back to 1890, when a dentist named Woolf Krause created the “gum shield” because of the amount of players getting mouth damage.
  • A helmet is ideal for protecting the ears and reducing head injuries, including lacerations and abrasions. Many believe concussions are caused by a blow to the head. However, concussions result from neural whiplash, whereby the entire head accelerates and bruises or damages the brain.
  • This mask has an outer layer of hard flexible plastic, this layer helps protect and hold the foam in place.  The first layer of foam is glued directly onto the plastic.  
  •    I glued a thick layer of harder foam on top of the nose area of the mask. This foam adds an extra layer of protection onto the nose.   The last thing of foam is on the outer sides of the mask. This makes it stronger from the sides. and helps keep the nose in place.
  •  The hard outside of the mask helps absorb the initial shock of the hit.  Then the foam padding slows down the force and reduces the  incoming object's velocity.  In our first trial we had good tests and came away with good results.
  •  We looked at the data for prototype 1 and discovered we need more padding  to help slow down the impact of the ball.  We tested prototype 2 and compared the results and we noticed much better data.
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