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Charles Murray
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Re: anti-trauma aids//
Charles Murray   6/11/2012 7:30:27 PM
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Please stay in contact with us as the development proceeds, V.Feldman.

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Re: anti-trauma aids//
V.Feldman   6/2/2012 8:13:15 PM
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It is  in development stage.Thx.

Charles Murray
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Re: anti-trauma aids
Charles Murray   5/31/2012 8:03:38 PM
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Thanks for the link, V.Feldman. Does Shokkstop offer anything for head trauma?

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anti-trauma aids
V.Feldman   5/30/2012 10:55:33 AM
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Re: Another study posted
Charles Murray   5/22/2012 8:48:46 PM
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Great link, jeffbiss. I think we're at the starting point of a long-term trend here. Ultimately, the supporting data will reach a point where it can't be ignored. It may take decades, but eventually we'll see some of these contact sports being dropped by high schools and colleges.

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Re: football helmet airbags.
Charles Murray   5/21/2012 8:06:10 PM
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Jack: As you mentioned, I think the idea of those air cushions has been to make the helmet fit tighter around the head. Would they provide better cushioning against concussion than a helmet that selectively turns on certain air cushions in sequence? I wish I knew. It will be interesting to watch the development of this technology to see if it offers a substantial advantage.

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Re: football helmet airbags.
Jack Rupert, PE   5/20/2012 1:57:37 PM
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Charles, I don't have any references here to back me up, but I do think that ther are helmets available that can be pumped up, although I'm not sure if this was as much of a cushioning thing or a design to improve the fit for an individual player.  I seem to remember a nameless retired-unretired-retired... Packer having one of those a number of years ago.

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A Comprehensive Design?
Scott Orlosky   5/19/2012 6:03:12 PM
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It's nice to see someone working on this issue.  Now whether or not this is a practical solution is another matter.  We'll see how it evolves.  I'm thinking this is akin in some ways to the automotive crash problem, for which the solution is more than just adding airbags.  If you think about it, the car has a "cage" that encloses the passenger, restraint devices, collapsible zones to absorb the shock and airbags.  Maybe a more comprehensive helmet design is called for that incorporates these concepts.

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Another study posted
jeffbiss   5/16/2012 7:30:27 PM
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Charles Murray
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Re: football helmet airbags.
Charles Murray   5/16/2012 6:53:47 PM
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I may be wrong about this, William_K, but I believe there are helmets out there that use air as a cushion. I don't know if they can be pumped up, but I do know that basketball shoes have pneumatic bladders that can be pumped up by pressing on the shoe's tongue.

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