Fighting football injuries
Company uses Kevlar in helmets, padding
- Duration 3:29
- Date Feb 3, 2013
Company uses Kevlar in helmets, padding
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This is exactly what we're talking about with the president and talking about would he let his own sons play football I think -- something that now this is a new day and -- we're seeing all these head injuries in the NFL.
And out Brian -- -- down their New Orleans about to address the subject because this is something NFL is having a grapple with right Brian.
-- Kevlar protects our soldiers blitzer -- police officers we hope for bulletin explosions is often.
Bulky and unwieldy and now one -- using that same material to -- to help fight concussions and other injuries.
In football joining us right now is -- technology CEO.
Rob veto rob you've been on the last few years talking about using Kevlar in a sand wedge to make it lighter and more effective now this thing is hotter than ever about football safety.
-- -- on with the helmet now.
Well let me help you this is the latest development in helmet technology.
The original technologies to have fixed -- now we've developed what's called the gyro.
And it slips in just place and play and it enables now to move inside the helmet.
What this does Brian it enables the head and the brain to move in the same direction -- opposed to.
With the helmet so that this is something to get help from pop water to approach -- got twelve NFL quarterbacks that using this.
They now in the whole rams team is in us.
They're using unequal on their body and some of the quarterbacks are using -- in their helmets but we just rolled this out into some -- the NHL next game so -- this but it's not just solid Kapalua right it's correct to say it just is the same thing you'd find on a bullet pollinate our battlefields of military grade composite.
Here's what it's all about custom conceal protection fortified with Kevlar.
We take what is normally in a bulletproof vest.
-- this is your best and this is our best and we replace worthless nylon with now what we call -- skin.
And this will reduce the amount of trauma dramatically to a soldier governmental AG law enforcement body I want and by the way this -- and some NATO troops because it's so light it's unbelievable I want you Joni and it's it was last night.
When he talked about the dangers of football listen.
We're not overstating -- we've advanced much.
Faster serve further than we had sciences advance more there was a time you weren't even allowed to have drink and water on the practice punitive football field the body's not designed for the sport.
You know the knees aren't supposed Ben's sideways their -- not supposed to get -- in the brain's not supposed to bounce off things.
So I don't know we're on the right track in trying to avoid that kind of contact more and more.
So that's he's worried about I looked at the 1970s helmet they -- -- -- -- experiences almost nothing in there.
But in the big picture how close are you to give it to the NFL.
To put the -- -- into the elements while at a recent press conference Roger Goodell announced that this Kevlar protection is being strongly considered.
Throughout the entire NFL and we were just one of -- few companies that were invited to submit -- protection.
And we're now invited to one of their private viewing for the athletic directors what I'm most excited about is the doo rag that'll go on the head.
And so the athletes can now Wear this on their head it's still have that on equal protection.
You know -- -- you gotta warm up for battle that's what we're all about -- absolutely so we'll see where this goes this is not a thing right now I think keeping kids.
Projected as you saw the president states is.
I had a son I don't know if I would do it maybe with this weekend.
Rob thanks so much Brian good luck thank you guys -- making the trip back to you guys in studio as we wrap it up in the superdome.
Brian thank you.