New Football Helmet Could Save the Sport

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Popular Science / Tom Foster / 12.18.2012

Our Guardian Caps were featured in a Popular Science article in 2012 discussing the need for new helmets and development.  Author Tom Foster mentioned that the “demand for protective headgear has never been greater” and that many helmet manufacturers as well as upstarts are developing new helmet designs. The need for more unbiased, third party research and new helmet standards and testing is needed. 

“Developed by Atlanta engineer Lee Hanson, the Guardian Cap is a padded sock worn over a standard helmet. Critics say the Guardian could get caught during impact, causing neck injuries and exacerbating rotation. Hanson says the sock would just slip off. As for the obvious aesthetic issues, he says the Guardian is meant for practice” … Read More