Media & Technology: Equipment
Helmet Liner Latest Tool in Concussion-Prevention Game
by Steven Spearie, Correspondent October 2014
When the Illinois College football team took the field Saturday afternoon for its Homecoming game against Monmouth College, its newest weapon wasn’t visible to fans. Most of the Blueboys’ 100 or so players have begun wearing a supplemental helmet liner designed to reduce the risk of concussions.
Synthetic Turf Council Responds to NBC Investigation
by Michael Gaio October 2014
By now it's likely you've seen NBC's story, "How Safe Is the Artificial Turf Your Child Plays On?" The 3,500-word story was first published on October 8th and has been the topic of a lot of conversation in the athletic and recreation industries. The video version of the story has aired on just about every NBC News program.
Doctor: Oxygen Therapy Revived Joe Namath's Brain
by By Linda Santacruz, Palm Beach Post Staff Writer October 2014
Brain scans and cognitive tests showed Namath, who said he had at least five concussions playing football, suffered from traumatic brain injury (TBI), particularly on the left side, where he received the most impact as a right-handed quarterback.
MiLB Park Opts for Same Lighting as Yankee Stadium
by Michelle Williams, The Orange County Register September 2014
The Diamond in Lake Elsinore is being outfitted with an advanced technology lighting system engineered by Musco Lighting, a smaller scale version of the arrays the company installed at the Yankees' new field in 2009.
Helmet-Cap Maker Claims It Has Protected 35K Players
by Christopher Seward; Staff September 2014
An increasing number of football players from leagues to colleges are strapping heavily padded, locally developed "caps" to their helmets to prevent concussions and other serious injuries.
Florida Gulf Coast Looking to Upgrade to In-Arena Video
by Dana Caldwell, email@example.com September 2014
When 4,500-seat Alico Arena opened in 2002, it was home to an infant Division II program, and the 10-foot scoreboard that can display only a few ads, the score, time remaining and timeouts and foul counts was perfectly fine.
High School Tries Helmet Cover as Anti-Concussion Tool
by George M. WIlcox. firstname.lastname@example.org, @geomwilcox September 2014
Brad Huth doesn't recall many details about the concussion he suffered while playing tackle football. It happened when the current Hinsdale Central junior running back was in the seventh grade.
Company Testing Fibers for Use in Football Helmets
by email@example.com September 2014
In a well-lit testing facility several football fields away from the monumental stadium known as Death Valley, a team of researchers is searching for a material that might one day make football a safer sport
Technology Makes Fitness More Interactive, Engaging
by Emily Attwood September 2014
One of the hottest trade shows to attend this year if you were a leading fitness company isn't one typically associated with fitness: the International CES (Consumer Electronics Show), held this past January in Las Vegas. "I've been going to CES for many years, and this was the first year Precor had a booth," says David Flynt, director of Precor's Experience Development Center. "It was fascinating to see the growth of the digital health space, but more interesting was the way the concepts and issues around digital health were showing up in other booths. You couldn't go into a big booth — Intel, Sony, Samsung, any of these traditional CES companies — without finding some aspect of digital health."
Videographer's Drone Flight Over Neyland Stadium Probed
by News Sentinel staff September 2014
The Federal Aviation Administration is investigating a drone that flew above Neyland Stadium during the University of Tennessee-Utah State football game late last month, the agency has confirmed.