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Virginia Tech Youth Helmets

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THE DATA SHOWS YOUTH FOOTBALL PLAYERS HAVE A TOLERANCE RATE FOR HEAD ACCELERATIONS ABOUT 40 PERCENT LOWER THAN ADULT PLAYERSTHAT'S IMPORTANT INFORMATION TO HAVE FOR DESIGNING PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT FOR YOUTH PLAYERS

3 0:09-0:140:32-0:41 THERE'S BEEN MUCH RESEARCH INTO THE RISKS AND EFFECTS OF CONCUSSION AMONG ADULT ATHLETESBUT—YOUTH FOOTBALL IS ANOTHER STORYSOT:STEFAN DUMAPROFESSOR OF ENGINEERING, VIRGINIA TECH "A LOT OF DISCUSSION, A LOT OF CONCERN ABOUT YOUTH ATHLETE S, BUT WE'VE NEVER HAD THE TECHNOLOGY AND THE TIME AND THE RESOURCES TO STUDY IT THE WAY WE DID" RESEARCHERS AT VIRGINIA TECH— ALONG WITH RESEARCHERS AT BROWN AND WAKE FOREST—SPENT THE PAST FIVE YEARS STUDYING THE RISK OF CONCUSSIONS AMONG NINE TO 14 3 YEAR OLDSSOT:"THE BIG THING WE FOUND IS THAT YOUTH, CHILDREN AND PLAYING SPORTS, HAVE A MUCH LOWER TOLERANCE TO HEAD IMPACT THAN ADULTS

WE'VE ALWAYS SORT OF THOUGHT THAT BUT THIS IS THE FIRST TIME WE HAVE ACTUAL REAL DATA TO PROVE IT"THE RISK FOR CONCUSSIONS AMONG YOUTH ATHLETES IS RELATIVELY LOW"THEY'RE VERY SMALL, THEY DON'T RUN VERY FAST, THE IMPACTS ARE VERY LOW COMPARED TO HIGH SCHOOL AND COLLEGE"STILL, THE DATA WILL HELP IMPROVE SAFETY FOR THE SPORT— AND THE VALUE OF THE KNOWLEDGE EXPANDS BEYOND THE WORLD OF FOOTBALL SOT:"WE CAN APPLY THIS TO ANY KIND OF HIGH IMPACT ENVIRONMENT, SO FALLING OFF A BIKE, GETTING INTO A CAR ACCIDENT, OTHER SPORTS, OTHER PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT

IT WILL HAVE A TREMENDOUS APPLICATION ACROSS A RANGE OF SPORTS" MEANING WHAT WAS LEARNED BY STUDYING PLAYERS ON THE FIELD— CAN TRANSLATE TO INCREASED SAFETY OFF THE FIELD AS WELL 3 DR DUMA WAS TELLING ME THAT THERE IS RISK INVOLVED IN EVERY SPORT—SO ONE OF THE THINGS YOU CAN DO IS COMPARE THE EFFECTIVENESS OF DIFFERENT YOUTH FOOTBALL HELMETS VIRGINIA TECH'S RATINGS FOR THOSE WERE JUST RELEASED WITHIN THE LAST YEAR—AND FOR INFORMATION ON HOW TO VIEW THESE RATINGS, YOU CAN GO TO OUR WEBSITE WFXRTV

COMLIVE AND LOCAL IN BLACKSBURG, BROOKE WILLIAMS, WFXR NEWS 3 GOOD EVENING GOOD PEEPS, JERMAINE FERRELL IN THE HOUSEHERE'S WHAT THE WFXR SPORTS TEAMS IS COOKING UP FOR YOU FOR TONIGHT'S SPORTSCASTS WE HAVE A PREVIEW OF A BIG

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