Las Vegas, NV, May 24, 2006 --(PR.com
)-- In order to further its ongoing efforts to create the “Gold Standard” in motor sport neck protection, the Leatt Corporation recently purchased a combination of the ADAMS and Lifemodeler software packages. The ADAMS package is an automotive/mechanical engineering software package that was purchased to research the interaction between the components that make up the Leatt-Brace™ through a variety of applications such as durability, impact and vibration testing. Further information regarding the ADAMS software package can be found at www.mscsoftware.com/products/adams.cfm.
The Lifemodeler package is a plug-in that is built on top of ADAMS and enables the Company to build human models within a mechanical environment (e.g. a man on a motorbike). This allows for the accurate measurement of forces, bending moments, etc. anywhere in the human model (e.g. the neck). More information on this software package is available at www.lifemodeler.com.
This combination of packages will allow Leatt-Brace™ researchers to recreate accident and crash incidents in order to calculate resultant head and neck forces with and without the Leatt-Brace™. Please see http://www.leatt-brace.com/gpx_rd_inhouse.asp and http://www.leatt-brace.com/r_rd_inhouse.asp for examples of these test simulations.
“This state-of-the-art software has enabled us to create lifelike crash scenarios and compare the various forces exerted on the cervical spine in tests with and without the Leatt-Brace™,” said Dr. Chris Leatt, President and C.E.O. of the Leatt Corporation. He added, “These tools have afforded us the luxury of putting the brace through real life accident scenarios without placing any individuals at risk, as well as being able to re-construct actual motor sports accidents that have resulted in serious neck injuries to the competitors and gauge the potential effectiveness of our product.”
None of the URL’s referenced above are part of, by reference or otherwise, this press release. ADAMS is a registered trademark of the MSC.Software Corporation and Lifemodeler is a registered trademark of the Biomechanics Research Group, Inc.
About The Leatt Corporation: The Leatt Corporation is the exclusive global distributor of the Leatt-Brace™, a Neck Brace designed to prevent or lessen the severity of potentially devastating motor sport injuries to the cervical spine (neck). The manufacture and development of the core products currently take place at the Leatt Corporation’s offices in Cape Town, South Africa, which are situated at the headquarters of the Leatt Brace Holdings (Pty) Ltd.
For more information on the Leatt-Brace™, please visit the company website at www.leatt-brace.com.
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