The Pros And Cons Of Concussions In Sports
To solve this problem, companies are working towards engineering safer equipment. For example, baseball helmet companies have designed the new S100 Pro Comp Helmet which is three times as stiff as the traditional plastic helmet and is much stronger (Brown). Helmets aren’t the only type of equipment experts can improve. Padding can be stronger and more durable to last longer and keep protection the first priority. The NFL, GE, and Under Armour are researching padding that protects the player against the force of an impact (“NFL”). The NFL, GE, and Under Armour are starting a plan called the Head Health Initiative. It’s a 60 million dollar plan to speed up research about concussions (“NFL”
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