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On a daily basis, we see and experience a wide range of events in our environment, such as popular sports, where sensors are used to measure impact. For example, higher G range impact to a football helmet could cause head injury.

Which event uses higher G's? A woodpecker pecking wood or a golfer striking a ball?
Scroll through to find out!

G force of 0.1

A G force of 0.1 can cause motion sickness at sea.

Sensors to measure this application:
Model 3713F112G View Sensor
Model 7290G-2 View Sensor

G force of 0.15

A G force of 0.15 is the force caused by a passenger elevator.

Sensors to measure this application:
Model 356B18 View Sensor
Model 7290G-2 View Sensor

G force of 0.33

Riding your bike down a dirt road and stopping with only the front brakes would cause a G force of about 0.33.

Sensors to measure this application:
Model 3711F112G View Sensor
Model 7290G-2 View Sensor

G force of 0.41

A sled pulled by dogs from a standing start would generate 0.41 Gs.

Sensors to measure this application:
Model 333B50 View Sensor
Model 7290G-2 View Sensor

G force of 0.67

You could generate 0.67 Gs by braking hard!

Sensors to measure this application:
Model 3741F122G View Sensor
Model 770A-10 View Sensor

G force of 1.15

Making a fast turn in a vehicle could provide a G Force of 1.15.

Sensors to measure this application:
Model 3713F1110G View Sensor
Model 770A-10 View Sensor

G force of 2.9

An uninhibited sneeze after sniffing ground pepper would generate 2.9 Gs.

Sensors to measure this application:
Model 7310A-8K View Sensor

G force of 3.27

The Do-Dodonpa Rollercoaster in Japan generates 3.27Gs on launch.

Sensors to measure this application:
Model 356B41 View Sensor
Model 7290G-10 View Sensor

G force of 6.0

Opening a parachute can generate 6Gs!

Sensors to measure this application:
Model 3741E1210G View Sensor
Model 7290G-10 View Sensor

G force of 8.0

The Top Fuel dragster launch peak generates 8Gs.

Sensors to measure this application:
Model 356A17 View Sensor
Model 7290G-10 View Sensor

G force of 9.0

A fighter jet's vertical G force is 9.0.

Sensors to measure this application:
Model 3711F1210G View Sensor
Model 7290G-30 View Sensor

G force of 15.0

Ejecting out of a plane can generate 15Gs!

Sensors to measure this application:
Model 3711F1230G View Sensor
Model 7290G-30 View Sensor

G force of 19.0

Weightlifting at peak barbell acceleration can generate 19Gs.

Sensors to measure this application:
Model 352A74 View Sensor
Model 7290G-30 View Sensor

G force of 28.0

A rattlesnake strikes at 28Gs!

Sensors to measure this application:
Model 352A24 View Sensor
Model 7290G-30 View Sensor

G force of 29.0

Heading a soccer ball can generate 29 Gs.

Sensors to measure this application:
Model 356A45 View Sensor
Model 7268C-500 View Sensor

G force of 41.0

A grasshopper generates 41Gs of force when jumping!

Sensors to measure this application:
Model 356B08 View Sensor
Model 35C-10 View Sensor

G force of 51.0

You can generate 51Gs from a direct hit on a tennis ball!

Sensors to measure this application:
Model 356A44 View Sensor
Model 7264B-500 View Sensor

G force of 100.0

A car hitting a barrier at 70 mph (112 kilometers/hr) generates 100Gs.

Sensors to measure this application:
Model 3503C202KG View Sensor
Model 701A-1K View Sensor

G force of 215.0

The launch acceleration of an arrow from a bow is 215Gs.

Sensors to measure this application:
Model 352A71 View Sensor
Model 25A View Sensor

G force of 400.0

The jumping froghopper bug jumps with 400Gs of force!

Sensors to measure this application:
Model 352A73 View Sensor
Model 25A View Sensor

G force of 1200.0

A woodpecker will peck wood at 1200Gs.

Sensors to measure this application:
Model 352A25 View Sensor
Model 25B View Sensor

G force of 5114.0

A golf club hitting a golf ball creates a whopping 5114Gs!

Sensors to measure this application:
Model 352A92 View Sensor
Model 7270A-6K View Sensor

G force of 10400.0

The acceleration of a Mantis Shrimp's claw during a predatory strike generates 10400g's!

Sensors to measure this application:
Model 356A05 View Sensor
Model 728-10K View Sensor