’A rain-soaked head can improve survival in the event of lightning strikes’

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At the BMTI,   Haueisen and his team are developing average heads. With their he
At the BMTI, Haueisen and his team are developing average heads. With their help, they want to conduct experiments to find out what happens to human heads during lightning strikes.
A wet head can save lives during thunderstorms - this has been known since the team led by Prof. Jens Haueisen and Prof. Michael Rock published the results of their research on lightning discharges in the renowned journal Springer Nature Scientific Reports. The scientists have succeeded in demonstrating that rainwater on the scalp can reduce damage caused by direct lightning strikes to the head. But what else can protect against lightning strikes and do the measures help everyone equally well? The head of the Institute of Biomedical Engineering and Informatics ( BMTI ) and the Biomedical Engineering Group at TU Ilmenau is currently investigating these questions. In UNIonline, Prof. ...
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