The characteristic of H-shape sport's mouth guard on athlete's physical capacity. Effects on shock absorbability and respiratory function

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Title translated into German:Auswirkung von H-foermigem Mundschutz auf die koerperliche Leistungsfaehigkeit des Sportlers - Bezug zur Schockabsorption und zur Atemfunktion
Author:Hiro, T.; Tomioka, T.; Ishii, T.; Kobayashi, F.; Yamamoto, T.
Published in:Japanese journal of physical fitness and sports medicine
Published:46 (1997), 3 , S. 297-303, Lit.
Format: Publications (Database SPOLIT)
Publication Type: Journal article
Media type: Print resource
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Identification number:PU199710207504

Author's abstract

Generally, sport players of boxing or football who contact roughly with other players use mouth guard during match or game to prevent the breaking of jaw bone or bursting of soft oral cavity. Moreover, mouth-guard are used for the purpose to lighten the load to root of teeth and to improve the skill and power of sport's player. The purpose of this study was to examine the charactaristic of unfitted by H shape-mouth guard compared to U shape mouth guard. The following results were obtained. 1. The H shape-mouth guard of this study could reduce the impact to 1/7 level. 2. A relative decrease in ventilation level was shown when H shape mouth guard fitted. 3. With reference to respiratory function, reduction of the amount of oxygen up-take was not observed at heart rate lower than 170 beats/min, and in this case a player feels subjective symptom of stiffing. Verf.-Referat