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November 05, 2019

"Head Armor": The Latest Innovations In Technology Making Football Safer: Part 3

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In the final episode of "Head Armor" we visit the University of Iowa and see how they've adjusted to "Precision fit helmets" as the only team in the country with 100% of it's upper class men fitted with the helmets.We speak to players, the teams equipment manager and team doctor about how these helmets have impacted their program.
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November 01, 2019

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October 31, 2019

"Head Armor": The latest innovations in technology making football safer; Part 2

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In episode one of "Head Armor," you saw the first couple of steps in the process of creating one of their late pieces in helmet wearing technology "Precision Fit Helmets". It begins with a visible light scan to the surface of a player's head with their helmet on and off. The tech is so impressive that the scan is accurate to plus or minus half a millimeter. What you were still yet to see is what happens next. You get an inside look at how the custom pad set is created in computer space and sent towards a 3D printer computer to create Riddells latest piece in helmet wearing technology - Diamond Technology. It's an upgrade of the DNA protective material inside the helmet to 3D printed material that's made better to handle impact forces.
Ensure Your Equipment Meets Performance Standards
October 31, 2019

Ensure Your Equipment Meets Performance Standards

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As in any sport, safety is paramount, but more so in football. Football helmets are an essential tool in providing player protection during practice and games. The rigors helmets face during the season make reconditioning and recertification important in...
October 28, 2019

"Head Armor" - The Latest Innovations In Tech Making Football Safer PT1

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Since 1992 Riddell has been evolving with the game of football by starting a tradition of firsts. The were the first company to have a plastic shell helmet, the first to have a tubular bar face mask, the first to have a nose protector U-Bar and the first to do many other things.
Smart Helmets Improve Safety in High School Football
October 27, 2019

Smart Helmets Improve Safety in High School Football

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With the advancement of technology in player safety, that concern led Lancaster High School's football program to its solution. "There was a lot of uncertainty with parents allowing their young men to play football. Concussions were becoming more mainstream news stories. And we were trying to figure out how to be proactive and allow our students to be as safe as possible." said Flying Arrows assistant coach Andy Haas. That initiative drove Lancaster to Riddell's Insite Training Tool, or simply "ITT" which tracks every head impact on the team such as over 5,000 hits from the 2018-2019 academic year alone.
October 24, 2019

Helmet technology helping schools detect concussions

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Every single player at both Bellevue high schools get a computerized helmet, so whether it's in practice, or during the state championship, if they get hit hard in the head, the trainers know and can pull that player aside.
October 20, 2019

How to tackle concussions? High schools get helmets with sensors

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For the first time this fall, high-tech football helmets are being worn by Maine high school players. Kennebunk and Thornton Academy have started to use Riddell’s SpeedFlex Insite helmets, which include five sensors designed to detect how many times a player is hit in the head, where the hits occur and the intensity of the blows.
October 16, 2019

Wadsworth High School uses smart helmets to track hits, alert coaches

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Smart helmet technology that monitors head impacts is being used to reduce concussions at some Northeast Ohio schools. The Riddell InSite Training Tool uses sensors beneath padding inside football helmets to track impacts and send instant alerts about hard hits to coaches and trainers, who can evaluate the affected player.
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October 16, 2019

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