Current helmet testing standards only target compression and frontal impacts, and protecting users from traumatic brain injuries, such as skull fractures, not concussions.
The science behind concussions in sports is still in its early stages, and the role that any helmet can play in protecting players from concussions is still not entirely clear.
There are many factors that relate to concussion and head injury. Protective equipment is only one of these. Age, weight, a player's strength, location and direction of impact, whether or not it was anticipated, and previous head trauma are also contributing factors.
Sharp twisting of the brain is known to be a key factor behind head injuries and concussions. Shield-X aims to mitigate this sharp twisting.
Like all protective technologies, Shield-X alone cannot prevent concussions. Our goal is to help reduce the forces experienced by the head in an impact.