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October 08, 2015

Sidney Using New Helmet Sensors, Monitor Possible Concussions

The Sidney High School football program became the first football program in Ohio to take a hi-tech approach to monitoring their players. Thanks to the support of Wilson Memorial Sports Medicine (WMSM) and the Sidney Athletic Boosters, the Yellow Jackets announced it has adopted Riddell’s InSite Impact Response System – the latest in head impact monitoring technology from the world’s leading helmet manufacturer – for the upcoming 2015 season.
October 08, 2015

SLC high school tackles growing concern over football concussions

Coach Keith Lopati at West High School in Salt Lake City is using a handful of new helmets that monitor when a player takes a hit that warrants a concussion test. The helmets are currently worn by players who have either had concussions in the past, or play a position that comes with more severe contact. The helmets, designed by Riddell, are equipped with a sensor built into the padding.
October 08, 2015

Local school districts make changes to protect young players

Districts like Blue Valley and Shawnee Mission have already changed the way they do things for football and the two huge districts now partner with The University of Kansas Hospital both on and off the field.
October 08, 2015

At Oyster Bay, ‘a set of eyes that goes on every athlete’

In June, Oyster Bay purchased 85 five-star helmets from Riddell that feature a bendable forehead that is intended to absorb more impact. “To me this gives us and our trainer a chance to look at all 11 players [on the field] at a given time — or all 80 or so athletes that are in our program at a given time — because they’re all going to be hooked into the system and hooked right up to the trainer,” athletic director Kevin Trentowski said. “It’s a set of eyes that goes on every athlete.”
October 08, 2015
San Antonio Express-News

Concussion awareness in high school football raises concerns

This year, the school district purchased helmet sensors for the varsity team. The sensors measure helmet impacts. School trainers are equipped with monitors and are alerted of any possible high-impact hits.
October 08, 2015
Texas Public Radio

Concussions And Repercussions, Part Two: Can Technology Beat Head Injuries?

This season the Mules varsity players are equipped with wireless impact sensors. “Basically it’s a liner that goes inside the helmet,” explains Gene Philips, the Alamo Heights School District athletic director. He says the Mules’ booster club paid $8,000 dollars for the impact sensor system.
October 08, 2015
Waupaca Now

Football Helmets Monitor Impacts

As concussions garner debate in the football world, Hortonville High School is doing its part to protect young players and keep concerned families from pulling out of the sport. This fall the Polar Bears step onto the gridiron every Friday night with a high-tech lifeline inside their helmets. In the words of Jen Kalwitz, mother of senior linebacker Blake Kalwitz, the cutting-edge Riddell InSite Response System is “one more set of eyes of the field” to aid the athletic trainer and coaches.
September 16, 2015

Eyewitness News at 6

Jason Spells does a live interview with Coby Fleener at USA Football’s Protection Tour event in Indianapolis.
September 15, 2015

Colts TE Coby Fleener joins Danny, Dave and Moore to talk about fellow TE Jimmy Graham and concussion awareness in football

Coby Fleener is with us and he is here to talk about the USA Football 2015 Protection Tour... Coby how did you get involved with this? "I think it was a good fit because USA Football is based in Indianapolis. I have talked with Riddell before because I wear their highest rate helmet, actually the highest rated helmet available, because I want to protect myself as best as possible... and so it was only a natural fit when they came and said hey we are trying to make the game safer, would you try to get the word out there for us, and I said yeah."
September 15, 2015
Javier Cárdenas, The Arizona Republic

My Turn: In war vs. concussions, Arizona is winning

We are entering the third year of a ground-breaking study between TGen, ASU, Barrow, AT Still University, and Riddell that correlates accelerometer data in football helmets with biomarkers in the blood, urine and saliva to objectively diagnose concussions.
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