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February 01, 2019
Sport Techie

Riddell Partners With Carbon to Develop 3D-Printed Football Helmet Liner

Helmet technology company Riddell has partnered with digital manufacturing platform Carbon to design Riddell’s new Diamond football helmet model that features a customized 3D printed liner inside the helmet. Riddell’s 3D printed lattice liner is powered by Carbon’s proprietary Digital Light Synthesis technology, which is used to scan an athlete’s head to determine a customized fit.
February 01, 2019

NFL teams are testing this new custom 3D-printed helmet based off scans of players' heads

NFL players on almost every team are testing out a new type of helmet made with 3D printing. Each Riddell helmet is custom-made for a player based on a scan of his head. Silicon Valley-based Carbon prints seven resin pads for inside the helmet, each with a unique lattice pattern that bends and flexes to the exact shape of the player's head.
January 18, 2019
Orange Lion Productions

The Race to Create the Safest Football Helmet

All football players can benefit from smarter and safer equipment. Manufacturers understand this need and are all racing to create the safest helmet.
January 18, 2019

New Jersey’s Madison Jr. Football Sees Benefits from Using Smart Helmet Technology

The game of football is evolving, and coaches play a key role as they continually adapt to these changes to ensure that athletes and their on-field protection are a focus for football programs. This duty is important to the fabric and future of the game...
December 06, 2018
Dr. Brian J. Cole, MD

The Future of Football Head Protection and Equipment Technologies

Dr. Brian Cole and Steve Kashul talk with Thad Ide, Senior VP of Research and Product Development for Riddell, about recent innovations in the future of football head protection and equipment technologies.
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.
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