Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Riddell unveils new wireless helmet tech

The NFL has tried a number of tactics to help reduce players’ head injuries and concussions, including pushing kickoffs up five yards and requiring medical clearance before game time. It was only a matter of time before technology could step in and make a difference. 

Now, it looks like that time has come, at least on the youth level. Riddell, maker of the official helmet of the NFL, has announced its latest innovation, and it could be good news for football players across the country. 

The Riddell InSite Impact Response System monitors, records and transmits the impact that players sustain on the field. Situated within a helmet and transmitted wirelessly, Riddell InSite allows coaches and medical personnel to view the data in real time and determine whether a player can safely continue playing. This kind of in-depth analytical data could be a real game-changer. 

[Click here for full article on ESPN.com]

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