Virginia Tech announces football helmet ratings for reducing concussion risk | Virginia Tech News | Virginia Tech

BLACKSBURG, Va., May 10, 2011 – Virginia Tech released today the results of a new rating system of adult football helmets that is designed to reduce the risk of concussions. One currently manufactured helmet received the top “5 star” rating, and a total of five helmets received the very good “4-star” rating. This biomechanical impact… Read More

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Study shows NFL players wore low-rated helmets – Yahoo! News

WASHINGTON – Nearly 40 percent of NFL players last season wore a helmet model that got the second-lowest rating for reducing the risk of concussions in a study by Virginia Tech researchers. Riddell’s VSR-4 helmet received just one star in a study of football helmets led by Virginia Tech professor of biomedical engineering Stefan Duma… Read More

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