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Newest in soccer helmet expertise involves Battle Floor – The Columbian

What makes the helmet distinctive? A scanning app captures a three-dimensional (3D) picture of an athlete’s head to customise the helmet’s inside system of pads for a customized match. Gamers say the inside padding, engineered to minimize the impression of helmet-to-helmet contact, feels much like reminiscence foam.

Externally, the helmet’s shell has a number of flex panels that work to cut back impression on collision. It additionally options sensible expertise sensoring, which analyzes a participant’s head impression publicity and tracks information in actual time. No groups regionally have activated that characteristic but, however plan to within the close to future.

Seton Catholic coach Dennis Herling retains additional tabs on the most recent in soccer security and goes above and past to offer gamers entry to the very best gear doable. Not simply due to his title as head coach, but in addition due to Herling’s private expertise as anyone with seven documented concussions.

This low season, Herling knowledgeable gamers’ households of the choice to buy Axiom helmets or keep on with this system’s present fashions. About 25 % of this system’s gamers put on Axioms.

The value tag? About $700, however they’re price each greenback, Herling mentioned.

“I’m at a spot the place it’s like, there’s nothing you are able to do to stop it for me now,” the coach mentioned. “That ship has sailed, however what I can do is assist stop it to the very best of my skill as a coach. … This may actually change the sport and scale back the variety of concussions.”

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