Driving progress toward better protective equipment. JOIN US FOR A WEBINAR ON November 9, 2017 at 11:00 AM EST. REGISTER HERE
Championing engineering advancements to improve safety
The National Football League (NFL) is committed to championing new developments in engineering, biomechanics and material science that better protect against injuries. In order to advance this effort, the league is collaborating with the NFL Players Association and bringing in the world’s foremost biomechanical engineers and material scientists as advisors. The NFL pledged $60 million toward the Engineering Roadmap, a dedicated and comprehensive plan funded by the NFL and managed by FRI to create incentives for innovators around the world to develop new and improved helmets and protective equipment.
On November 9, at 11:00 AM EST, Dr. Jeff Crandall, Director of The Center for Applied Biomechanics at The University of Virginia and Chairman of the NFL Engineering Committee, will share his team’s findings from a comprehensive video analysis of all concussions sustained during NFL games played during the 2015-16 or 2016-17 seasons. The analysis includes results on impacts related to concussion, including impacts by position, type of play and source of helmet impacts (such as helmet-to-helmet vs. helmet-to-ground).
Register for the webinar on November 9, 2017 at 11:00 AM EST to learn more about how this data and collaboration can ultimately help generate next-generation solutions and improve player safety on the field.