Carnegie Mellon University
October 23, 2019

NFL's Tests on Helmets Are Brainless

By Brad Mahon and Anand Hirad

From Wired

A recent opinion piece published in Wired by Carnegie Mellon's Brad Mahon and University of Rochester's Anand Hirad claims that the helmet testing strategies used by the National Football League are inadequate to ensure true safety for players.

They write: "...the NFL chooses to simply rank available technologies, rather than set minimal performance standards for reduction in rotational and linear acceleration. This has encouraged a culture of lethargic and inadequate application of scientific findings to helmet safety. Helmet technology has stagnated as a result." 

Read the full article on Wired

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