NFL, COMCAST NBCUNIVERSAL, MAYO CLINIC ANNOUNCE FINALISTS AND JUDGES FOR THIRD ANNUAL “1ST AND FUTURE” SUPER BOWL START-UP COMPETITION

Nine companies to present game-changing technologies to prominent group of judges in live showdown New York, January 25, 2018—The National Football League (NFL), Comcast NBCUniversal and Mayo Clinic today announced the finalists and judges for 1st and Future, the NFL’s annual Super Bowl start-up competition designed to spur novel advancements in athlete safety and performance.…

Designing the Next Generation of Protective Equipment: Winners of HeadHealthTECH Challenge

A Boost for a Lightweight, Low-Cost Design Vyatek Sports—an Arizona-based materials science company—is also working on energy-absorbing modules that fit on the outside of a helmet. The company received a grant of $190,000 to support development and testing of its ZORBZ™ technology, designed to perform more like a bicycle helmet upon impact. “The modules are…

NFL ANNOUNCES WINNERS OF FIRST HeadHealthTECH CHALLENGE

HeadHealthTECH Challenge II Open April 18 through June 14 NEW YORK, NY—The National Football League (NFL) and Football Research, Inc. (FRI) today announced the winners of HeadHealthTECH Challenge I and launched HeadHealthTECH Challenge II, which invites proposals for improvements in football protective equipment including helmets and related technologies, turf systems, shoulder and other pads, and…