Head Injury Criterion (HIC)

 
Head Injury Criterion or Head Impact Criterion (HIC)  is a measure of the likelihood of head injury arising from an impact. The HIC can be used to assess safety related to vehicles, personal protective gear, and sport equipment.
Head Injury Criterion (HIC)
1

Evaluated period

 
1. Evaluated period
Selects the part of the trace to be evaluated. This can be the time between trigger event and first zero crossing or a fixed time interval.
2

Maximum duration

 
2. Maximum duration
The time interval for HIC calculation. Common values are 15 and 36 ms(HIC15 and HIC36).
3

Measuring values

 
3. Measuring values
The values found by HIC calculation are listed for each channel. They can be displayed in the diagram.