With all the scrutiny the NFL has come under for its concussion protocol, player safety has never been more paramount. Vicis, a startup from Seattle, has focused its efforts into developing a new football helmet that promises to reduce the risk of head injury. With funding from the NFL itself, Vicis CEO Dave Marver is relieved to hear that the league is addressing existing problems.
Unlike the rigid shell of a typical helmet, the Zero1 features a soft, deformable outer skin with a harder plastic core inside, which spreads out any incoming energy while absorbing impact. Additional details include a memory-foam liner and chin straps that attach to the inner shell so as to curb energy flowing through the jaw.
Visit the Vicis website to learn more.