Concussions

  • 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.