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Riddell's new football helmet equipped to track head impact data

By Andrew Cohen, SportTechie

Riddell’s new Axiom football helmet includes a built-in monitoring system to track head impacts sustained by players. The helmet is connected to Riddell’s new InSite Analytics subscription software that allows teams to view head impact data on individual players and position group analysis. The web-based analytics platform shows how the quantity of team and individual head collisions increase or decrease on a daily and weekly basis. It also shares each player’s load impact analysis and charts that display the frequency of the impact locations, such as the front, top, right, left and back of the head. The Axiom helmet also offers personalized protection through Riddell’s Verifyt app, which scans the thicknesses, shape and contours of an athlete’s head so Riddell can add interior liner pads to their helmet based on their head images. Riddell, named the top-performing helmet by NFL and NFLPA testing in '20, will start selling a varsity version of Axiom by this fall. The company then expects to release a youth version after the '22 football season, with the team price point of each helmet expected to be around $750, though that price does not include access to an InSite Analytics subscription.

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