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November 28, 2018
Jessica Toricelli

Sterlington High School using new technology to keep football players safe

New Riddell Insite sensors allow the football staff to monitor when and where players experience contact on the field by sending data from the helmet to a device worn by the team's athletic trainer. "It's like a mini cell phone or pager type of thing, and it sends data to that, I only get alerts for blows that are high impact blows or if someone takes multiple blows close together, or back to back,” says Paul Vaughn, Certified Athletic Trainer.
November 15, 2018
Tristen Land

Union Football Teams Using New High Tech Helmets

The helmets, made by Riddell, have sensors on the front, top, rear, left, and right. It alerts trainers when an impact is above normal for that position and playing level compared to fourteen years’ worth of data.
November 13, 2018
Mark Morical

Helmets give Summit coaches valuable information about concussions

The Storm players this season were outfitted with special helmets — Riddell SpeedFlex with InSite Training Tool — that monitored the severity of hits and potential concussion risk. A five-zone sensor pad embedded inside the helmets collected data from each practice and game. Coaches could then view that data on an online platform and also analyze impact monitors, the size of a small cellphone, that alerted them in real time of any potentially dangerous collisions.
November 06, 2018
Vince Rembulat


Nico Ilardi was a freshman when he sustained a concussion playing for the Ripon High football program. “I had headaches and had trouble functioning,” he said at Monday’s Ripon Unified school board meeting. As a result, his folks purchased a Riddell SpeedFlex helmet for his safety.
November 01, 2018
Tom Kisken

Trying to tackle high school football's head injury problem

About 40 players at Royal use Riddell helmets equipped with sensors that measure the impact of each collision. If a tackle or block exceeds a force threshold set by Riddell, the sensor sends an alert to the monitor held by training staff member Yousef Jalala.
October 29, 2018
Anthony Conn

NEWS9 Special Assignment: High Tech Helmets

The Waynesburg University Yellow Jackets are using a new tool in the fight against head injury - high tech helmets. Players are wearing Riddell Speedflex helmets with the insight training tool, which monitors concussions and player impact tendencies.
October 26, 2018
Caitlin Huggins

Helmet sensor helps concussion research

The University of Tulsa and Union High School football teams both used the Riddell helmet sensor system, Insite, as part of research studies. Riddell created Insite in 2013. There are five sensors in each helmet that report different head impacts to a handheld device.
October 25, 2018
News 12 New Jersey

Youth football team uses high-tech helmets to track big hits

"Madison football has seen that our numbers have stayed, if not gone up through this, where a lot of towns can’t say that,” says league president Tom Leck. The helmets are made by the company Riddell and cost $300. Families pay $200 for the helmets, with the rest covered by donations.
October 15, 2018
Ryan Nagelhout

Adidas Is Celebrating The 20th Anniversary Of ‘The Waterboy’ With Mud Dogs Bourbon Bowl Apparel

Adidas partnered with Riddell to apply the Mud Dogs familiar logo to modern helmet technology so the players wearing the throwback jerseys wouldn’t be stuck in 1990s technology like Boucher while still looking authentic.
October 11, 2018
BizTech Staff

New Technology Strives to Make Sports Safer for Players

The team is using Riddell InSite Impact Response System helmets, according to UT Austin athletic trainer Anthony Pass. The helmets are equipped with sensors that measure the acceleration of a hit, as well as the location, direction and severity. The sensors then send this data to a handheld device, enabling training staff to keep tabs on each player during practices and games.
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