New wearable neck collar could help reduce brain injuries in athletes

New wearable neck collar could help reduce brain injuries in athletes

6.15.2016

New research suggests that our approach to head protection might need to be turned inside out. Helmets first appeared in football back in 1893, and although they have been beefed up over time, the basic principle has remained the same since then: wrap a player’s skull in a tough external shell. But while helmets have significantly reduced lacerations and skull fractures, their ability to prevent brain injury is limited.

Read the full article in Sports Illustrated