Riddell Revolution IQ HITS

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Riddell Revolution IQ HITS
By Remington Ross
ITMG 100 05
Dr. Carl Rebman
November 13, 2012
Concussions
 Have become big issue for current and former football
players
 Many concussions are not reported nor detected
 NFL has changed rules in attempt to protect players http://aol.sportingnews.com/nfl/story/2012-08-16/nflconcussion-players-lawsuits-suicide-head-trauma-braindamage
HITS Technology
 HITS = Head Impact Telemetry System
 Records every frequency and magnitude of impacts to
the head
 MX Encoders
 Same sensors used in automotive airbags http://www.technologyreview.com/news/408643/ahelmet-that-detects-hard-hits/
 Riddell Revolution IQ HITS
 First ever football helmet with built-in sensors
Other Features
 New shell design to increase side/jaw protection
 TruCurve pads form to players head
 Multiple inflation holes for custom fit
 Quick-release facemask system
Revolution IQ HITS vs. Others
Helmet
Built-in
Sensors?
Padding/Cus Inflation
hioning
Points
Shell Shape
(Protection)
Riddell
Revolution
IQ HITS
Yes
Excellent
4
Excellent
Schutt Air XP
No
Excellent
2
Very Good
Riddell VSR4
No
Fair
2
Good
Adams A4
No
Fair
1
Good
Bottom Line
 Riddell Revolution IQ HITS is most advanced football
helmet in history with breakthrough technology
 Offers undeniable benefits considering impacts to the
head
 It is the best helmet on the market considering the
unknown of concussions and when impacts are severe or
not
References
 http://aol.sportingnews.com/nfl/story/2012-08-16/nflconcussion-players-lawsuits-suicide-head-trauma-braindamage
 http://www.riddell.com/innovation/hits-technology/
 http://www.technologyreview.com/news/408643/ahelmet-that-detects-hard-hits/
 http://www.riddell.com/shop-riddell/helmet/riddellrevolution-iq-hits-helmet/

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