The 2 mm-thick wafers applied to the existing foam padding of a football helmet
Testing the polymer inside a football helmet at the UCLA labs
Special polymer material created by UCLA professor Vijay Gupta
A special polymer material created by UCLA professor Vijay Gupta has been found to reduce the chances of concussion (Photo: Shutterstock)
One of the most feared football-related injuries is concussion. With the new NFL and NCAA college seasons just about to kick off, fans will be praying that none of their team suffers any serious impact collisions that could end their season or result in memory loss or depression later in life. University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) biomechanical engineering professor, Vijay Gupta, is testing a special polymer material that when applied to the inside of helmets, can reduce G-force impact by 25 percent.
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