In the News
October 29, 2014
The helmets were produced in concert with Hydro Graphics Inc. and Riddell, and the leather look is courtesy of a hydro film leather-like texture featuring wing and cross graphics. The design was created using high-resolution photos of the actual helmet the 1939 team wore. They even have "AMC" on the back, which stands for "Agricultural and Mechanical College of Texas," which was what Texas A&M was known as in 1939.
October 23, 2014
ABC News, Good Morning America
“Riddell’s new flex design reduces head acceleration better than any helmet they've (Virginia Tech) ever tested.”
October 06, 2014
"Dr. Melvin sent me an email about an article he had read and asked us to contact our Riddell representative to see if we could get some information about these helmets," Lawson said. "I then went and clicked on the YouTube link and watched the video."
October 02, 2014
"The sensors track any significant blows to the head when a player is hit. The technology is called the Riddell Insite Impact Response System," said Josh Wallace, head football coach for the team.
September 29, 2014
Time Warner Cable News
Naklick also said that's not going to change, so something else has to. The school is now using technology to take that chance out of the equation called the Riddell Insite Concussion Management system.
It doesn't prevent or diagnose concussions, but sensors inside the helmet send an alert to a handheld device. It's specific about what athlete. The student is then taken off the field to be tested and if he's not hurt, he can play again.
September 17, 2014
Schools and youth leagues are trying to get ahead of brain injuries with new impact sensors that alerts adults when a player has received a potentially serious hit.
September 16, 2014
“Inside the helmet there are sensors in all different areas,” head coach Lenny Abt recently explained to Sports360AZ.com. “It’s monitored by a device that the trainer has on the sidelines which records an impact when it reaches a certain level she’ll get a warning level from the handset.
September 14, 2014
“Absolutely. I’m passionate about this. Riddell has come out with the technology that goes inside a helmet to a handheld device that will alert the trainers to an impact — and depending on the level of the impact, they can bring them out and assess exactly what happens — whether they can go back in, whether they need to stay out. It’s just an extra set of eyes to watch these kids because the coach and the trainer and the coaches cannot see everything,” Leslie Matthews said.
September 04, 2014
Riddell, the world’s leading helmet manufacturer, has introduced SpeedFlex, a new helmet that reduces impact-force transfer to the player by selectively adding flexibility to key helmet components. The SpeedFlex helmet features a bold new look with a cool, aggressive streamlined shell design. The stainless steel facemask offers better field vision for the player while the padding materials inside the helmet help to absorb impact energy while retaining position and purpose over extended durations of play.
August 20, 2014
Scientists may have figured out a way to better understand concussions and brain injuries on the football field that could lead to solutions, with CNBC's Josh Lipton.