The many ways in which Dr. Elliot Pellman—a Guadalajara-educated rheumatologist with questionable qualifications—helped the NFL downplay the depth and gravity of its concussion crisis are well-documented. He chaired the influential Mild Traumatic Brain Injury Committee despite not having any education, experience, or…
Bell announced a new helmet called the Pro Star and it is, without a doubt, the most important development in the last 50 years. This helmet doesn’t just protect your skull, it protects what’s inside it.
The most fundamental item of motorcycle gear is also, frequently, the most misunderstood. Let’s clear up the conventional wisdom and marketing obfuscation, then put the best, safest helmet possible on your head.
It's another Sunday and teams across the U.S. will take to the grid iron in an effort to scratch another W. These players will play the same as any other Sunday, and like any other Sunday, the sport's biggest threat will remain unaddressed. Sixty-nine concussions have already been reported this year, and odds would…
The prevalence of head injuries is the dark side of football. Now a University of Michigan engineering lab is installing sensors inside helmets which can help measure impact and spot potential brain injuries that might go undetected.
In a new study published today in the Journal of Neurosurgery, a group of scientists proved, seemingly, that modern football helmets are better than old leather ones. Thanks, guys. What is more notable, however, is that this batshit crazy device is how the data was gathered.
Starting next month, US soldiers in Afghanistan will be wearing a Soldier Body Unit, a two-pound pack with four blast sensors, to collect data on concussions and traumatic brain injuries. The data the soldiers collect will help us better protect soldiers in the future.