Players Just Wore This Startup's New Soft Helmets in an NFL Preseason Game


Date & time Aug 13 '17
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A safer helmet [url=]Fran Tarkenton Womens Jersey[/url] has made NFL's starting lineup. Seattle-based startup Vicis has been working since its 2013 founding to design a football helmet that better protects players from concussions. The company has taken a radical approach: Its first iteration, the Zero1, has [url=]Harrison Smith Kids Jersey[/url] a flexible outer shell that bends upon impact. That means those loud, helmet-to-helmet pops will become softer sounding thuds--although the hits will be just as hard. This spring, the [url=]Jerick Mckinnon Kids Jersey[/url] Zero1 finished first in an NFL-sanctioned safety test of 33 helmets--a field that consisted mostly of Riddell and Schutt, two incumbents that own 90 percent of the U.S. market. NFL teams have taken notice, with most of the league's 32 squads agreeing to [url=]John Randle Jersey[/url] make the helmets available to their athletes. Individual players decide which helmets to wear. Now, for the first time, players have strapped on the helmets during NFL play. Wednesday night, about a half [url=]Linval Joseph Authentic Jersey[/url] dozen Houston Texans wore Vicis's helmet during the team's first preseason game against the Carolina Panthers.


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