A new study published Wednesday shows former NFL players who played tackle football before age 12 were more likely to have memory and thinking problems when they're adults. But scientist Ainissa Ramirez, author of the book Newton's Football: The Science Behind America's Game, says it doesn't have to be this way. If helmets were made with better materials, players' brains could be better protected. "Helmet material is too stiff, it's not able to absorb the force," she says.
Scientist all over the U.S say that a football impact is the same as a car running into a concrete wall at 25 mph. In the article there is a quarter back who got blitzed and hit right in the chest. It nocked the breath out of him. He stood up and saw mouths moving, but heard no noises. That is a way of what a concussions can do to you.
The article explains ways to make football safer. There are ways to prevent concussions that are already rules in the NFL and other programs. The NFL has been testing other ways to prevent concussions but have failed some but not all. Scientist all over the U.S have been working with players in the NFL to prevent concussions. They have been working on new gear like more air pockets in helmets and pads. They are also working on setting new rules to prevent concussions.
This helmet is a special one. It is still in the making but is proving to help prevent concussions. This helmet is a flexible helmet that can flex to any impact position. It has over 100 flexible rubber columns that flex in the opposite direction of the impact. This helmet's name is the Zero1 helmet and is proven to prevent concussions.