According to our friends and researchers at Virginia Tech, although all helmets currently being sold satisfy minimum safety requirements specified by standards organizations, not all helmets are created equal.
The helmet ratings identify which helmets best reduce concussion risk. More stars equal better protection, with 5 stars representing the best available helmets. Ratings are currently available for football and hockey helmets.
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Learn more about our research partnership with the The Center for Injury Biomechanics at the Virginia Tech Wake Forest University School of Biomedical Engineering. We help fund a multi-year research collaborative to study head impacts in youth football players.
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