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Football Helmet Ratings Changing Game And Business

Football Helmet Ratings Changing Game And Business - Sports Techie blog

Football Helmet Ratings Changing Game And Business – Sports Techie blog

Football Helmet Ratings Changing Game And Business

When Virginia Tech started rating football helmets it changed the game and business by providing legitimate safety testing. The Sports Techie community blog chatted with Bloomberg Business reporter Bryan Gurley about his recent news piece that began as an article about Schutt Sports and evolved into a story and video about Virginia Tech. The lifelong hockey fan interviewed Stefan Duma, head of Virginia Tech’s School of Biomedical Engineering and Sciences, and the professor responsible for generating the ratings, about their pioneering rating program...

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Football Helmet Sensor Technology

Making an Impact on Head injuries: The Tech Behind Football Helmets

Making an Impact on Head injuries: The Tech Behind Football Helmets

Researching the topic of technology sensors in football helmets for iQ by Intel was an outstanding Sports Techie community blog opportunity. I interviewed helmet manufacturers Riddell Sports, Schutt Sports and Xenith along with an Intel spokesperson about how their company addresses helmet sensor tech. Big Data generated by high-impact collisions is being gathered with Intel powered technology and used to help create new norms with concussion identification and better helmets...

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Ancient Games Evolves As “Pathway to Paralympics” – Infographic

Sports Technology and Big Data have evolved right alongside the Olympic Games since the Roman Empire banned it some 1600 years ago. The Sports Techie community blog breaks down the “Pathway to Paralympics” Infographic in order to appreciate its place in sport and sports tech history.

Paralympic History

The Games were reborn in 1896 in Olympia, Greece. Remember the name George Eyser because in 1904 he was the very first athlete to compete in able-bodied Olympics with an artificial leg that helped him earn six medals with three of them gold. After World War II, the UK hosted the very first Paralympic Games in 1948 during the summer games for soldiers with spinal injuries; it was called “The Wheelchair Games.”

In 1963, sports business took precedence when three different names were gi...

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