Researchers at UF Working to Develop Safer Helmets
Published January 8th, 2014
GAINESVILLE-University of Florida researchers say they have found ways to lessen the severity of sports concussions and other head trauma.
New research into current football helmets has found that more can be done to protect athletes
Keith Peters and Ghatu Subhash have engineered the beginnings of a helmet to help give athletes an edge in safety.
Subhash, a mechanical and aerospace engineer at UF explains his work, "we are interested in understanding how the current state of the art of these materials responds to impacts and then creating better materials for future generations."
The helmet works like a cushion with one end taking most of the energy from a hit and dispersing it into another chamber inside the helmet-- basically neutralizing the force.
The research team hopes to have a marketable product on shelves within the next two years.
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