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Title: Biomechanism of impact resistance in the woodpecker's head and its application
Authors: Wang, LZ
Lu, S
Liu, XY
Niu, XF
Wang, C
Ni, YK
Zhao, MY
Feng, CL
Zhang, M 
Fan, YB
Keywords: Application
Biomechanics
Head injury
Review
Woodpecker
Issue Date: 2013
Publisher: Science Press
Source: Science China life sciences, 2013, v. 56, no. 8, p. 715-719 How to cite?
Journal: Science China Life Sciences 
Abstract: The woodpecker does not suffer head/eye impact injuries while drumming on a tree trunk with high acceleration (more than 1000×g) and high frequency. The mechanism that protects the woodpecker's head has aroused the interest of ornithologists, biologists and scientists in the areas of mechanical engineering, material science and electronics engineering. This article reviews the literature on the biomechanisms and materials responsible for protecting the woodpecker from head impact injury and their applications in engineering and human protection.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10397/20271
ISSN: 1674-7305
DOI: 10.1007/s11427-013-4523-z
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