MULTI-LEVEL CONCUSSION MITIGATING FOOTBALL HELMET: A NOVEL DESIGN
A novel design of football helmet to mitigate the concussion is proposed here. The jerk transferred to brain, due to the collisions between players and due to falling on the field, will be reduced, attenuated, decomposed, and directed away from reaching the brain. Multi-shell made of composite materials, along with speed-dependent padding between head and inner shell will be used. Relative motion between shells will be attained though a specially designed structure made of strong material bars. Therefore, the force of collisions will be controlled by a number of safety layers. It is, therefore, intended that highest level of safety against concussion will be achieved with cost-effective, reliable and long-life football helmet.