Xenith helmets hope to mitigate rising football-related head injuries with new X1 technology. The frequency, severity, and long-term effects of football-related head injuries is on the rise: A problem for players at all levels.
Xenith, founded by by Vincent Ferrara - a former Harvard quarterback, has redesigned its helmets by replacing the traditional foam with a “shock bonnet,” an adjustable cap covering 18 hollow thermoplastic urethane hockey-puck-shaped shock absorbers with tiny holes that allow air to tide in and out, controlling the way force is handled on impact.
Xenith X1 Football Helmet Cushions Impacts With Air
1. Rising Football-related Head Injuries - Opportunity for innovative technologies and strategies to reduce and prevent head injuries in football.
2. Redesigned Helmets with Shock Bonnets - Potential for disruptive innovation in helmet design by replacing traditional foam with shock-absorbing bonnets.
3. Air-controlled Force Absorption - Emerging trend of utilizing air-controlled technology to better manage and control impact force in athletic equipment.
1. Sports Equipment Manufacturing - Opportunity for manufacturers to develop and produce innovative helmets and protective gear to address the issue of head injuries in sports.
2. Biotechnology - Potential for biotech companies to contribute to the development of advanced materials and technologies for enhanced impact absorption in athletic equipment.
3. Sports Medicine - Growing need for sports medicine professionals to apply their expertise in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of head injuries in sports.