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September 15, 2015
Crain's Chicago Business

Safer football helmets: Inside the Riddell testing lab

Riddell invested in a technology called HITS or our sideline response system, which is an instrumented on-field helmet technology that can monitor the head impacts that players are seeing on the field and wirelessly report that information back to the sideline.
September 15, 2015
CBS Sacramento

Helmets Alert Davis High Coaches To Possible Concussions On Football Field

Varsity football players are wearing new top of the line helmets this year. They have sensors which send an alert to a coach if a player is hit especially hard.
September 15, 2015

Columbia High School installs sensors in football helmets

Now one district is implementing new technology to better protect players. The team outfitted about 50 helmets with a battery operated sensor system designed to measure the severity of impact. The sensors are then installed inside the helmet underneath protective padding.
September 15, 2015
Your Clifton Park

Youth football league adding enhanced helmets to its arsenal

For this upcoming season, the league plans to introduce 15 to 20 new helmets that will use Riddell InSite, a technology from the helmet-maker that allows for impacts to heads to be measured in real time using a sophisticated monitoring system.
September 15, 2015

Safety on minds of local football coaches

When Madison-Grant's football team takes the field Monday for the first official IHSAA practice, nearly half of the players will wear the latest in football helmet technology. The Riddell SpeedFlex not only flexes to absorb head impact, the helmet also has a monitoring system that can alert coaches and trainers to potential concussions.
September 15, 2015
Fox17 West Michigan

Maple Valley Lions equipped with high tech helmets for safety

This year will be Coach Marty Martin’s first season as head football coach of the Maple Valley Lions. On the top of his list of priorities were to get the new helmets that not only fit better on the player’s head, but also have computers inside that will alert the coach if they take a hard hit. He settled on Riddell brand high tech helmets that have transmitters inside the actual helmet that alerts the coach of what player was hit and where.
September 15, 2015
Athlon Sports

Student helps change the game

He presented his position to the Doctors Medical Center (DMC) in an attempt to generate funds for state-of-the-art helmet sensors. The members at the DMC were impressed. So much so that the group awarded a grant of $10,000. Gregori used the money to purchase 36 InSite sensors for the 2014 season
September 15, 2015

New technology inside football helmets monitors athlete safety

The Pendleton Heights Arabians are one of a dozen Indiana high schools and universities now using a high-tech monitoring system to track athlete safety on every play. Each of the 40 helmets now holds Riddell’s InSite sensor technology, which alerts the team’s athletic trainer the moment a player takes a hit hard enough to cause a possible concussion.
September 15, 2015

Football helmets alert Traders Point coaches to potential concussions

Varsity football players at Traders Point Christian Academy are taking the field this fall with new, state-of-the-art football helmets that will alert trainers and coaches to hits that could pose a risk for concussion. The helmets were developed by Riddell, a company that makes helmets worn by players in the National Football League. “These are the best helmets money can buy,” said Traders Point Football Coach Kyle Johnson. “We are trying to make the sport as safe as possible.”
September 15, 2015
St. Louis High School Sports

Technology eases film study, collects concussion data

Much of the research from concussions comes in a laboratory. This season, however, teams across the area will collect data in a different way — with their helmets. Riddell, which produces helmets and other sporting equipment, rolled out a new line of helmets called Riddell IQ SRS.
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