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The main thing is the current combat helmets are ... not optimized for blunt impact protection and that’s what football helmets are designed to do, protect against blunt impact, and so what we’re doing rather than working to replace the shell of the combat helmet, which is good at ballistic protection, we’re actually replacing the inner padding, which is currently just foam.
We founded the company to build a better football helmet, but fundamentally our strength as a company is developing these impact-mitigating structures, and the military initiative kind of came about organically because the Army reached out to us to see if we could take this football helmet technology and improve the combat helmet. So, most startup companies you have to stay focused and get your initial product out, but we felt so strongly about the need to better protect warfighters.
The sound of the game is going to change, it means that players are going to be better protected. Dr. Sam Browd, a pediatric neurosurgeon and co-founder of VICIS, said no helmet will fully eliminate concussions from football. But Sam Browd said the Zero1 should prove very effective in reducing them. Sam Browd teamed up with Dave Marver and VICIS ’ chief technology officer, Per Reinhall, to create the Zero1 because he had treated many teenagers who had to quit football because of repetitive head injuries. AWAIR SMART MONITORING DEVICE HELPS IMPROVE INDOOR AIR QUALITY This was sad.