If you're not familiar with American football (the sport that, while not the national pastime, might as well be), here's all you need to know: one person holds a ball while trying to reach the end of the field, and many other people try to get the ball by slamming into him. And they slam hard—so hard that 40 percent of former football players have signs of brain injuries, according to a study. Despite that, the one thing designed to protect players' heads hasn't kept up with the times: football helmets haven't seen a significant redesign for nearly 50 years. But one Seattle startup has changed all that, and their new creation is set to change the world of football forever.
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Written by Curiosity Staff June 5, 2017
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