Medical Research

February 5, 2017

NOCSAE Finalizes First-Ever Football Helmet Standard to Address Concussion Risks from Rotational Forces and First Chest Protector Standard for Commotio Cordis

OVERLAND PARK, Kan., Jan. 30, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Leaders in sports equipment safety voted to move two groundbreaking athletic protection standards to final status at the National […]
June 1, 2016

Performance standard is proposed for chest protectors to head off cardiac arrest from a sharp blow as in kids’ sports the chest can trigger deadly cardiac arrest

In this March 17, 2016 photo, Dave Halstead poses with a dummy used in developing standards for kids’ athletic chest protectors at the National Operating Committee […]
May 23, 2016

ULTRA-THIN CHEST PROTECTOR FOR KID ATHLETES AIMS FOR A HOME RUN

In 2010, Thomas Adams, a 16-year-old boy from New Jersey, died on the baseball field. A catcher on an all-star traveling team, he was warming up a […]
February 7, 2016

NOCSAE Advances First Chest Protector Standard to Address Sudden Cardiac Death

NOCSAE Advances First Chest Protector Standard to Address Sudden Cardiac Death OVERLAND PARK, Kan., Feb. 2, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — The National Operating Committee on Standards for […]
December 17, 2014

Blow to chest may trigger potentially dangerous heart rhythm

by Tina SheltonBlow to chest may trigger potentially dangerous heart rhythm ECG reveals AF with irregular ventricular rhythm; B, enlarged insert from lead V1; C, follow-up […]