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Extensive monitoring, long hospital stays, and high costs are often associated with head injury patients. This paper discusses the different types and causes of head trauma. Methods for preventing these injuries are of utmost importance. An overview of the development and mechanistic evaluation of the standards for helmets is presented, including vehicular, athletic, and industrial helmets currently in use. A comparison of the criteria used in the design of standards leads to a better understanding of potential injury factors and methods for injury prevention.