Researchers have evaluated a series of new adult football helmets designed to cut the risk of brain injury concussion during the game.
Virginia Tech scientists gave one of the helmets a top five star rating, while five others were awarded a very good four star ranking.
Project director Stefan Duma said the study was designed to provide consumers with the helpful data in order to help them make a good purchasing decision.
"The results clearly show that the newer technologies across all manufacturers are significantly better at reducing the risk of concussions compared to the older models," he concluded.
Meanwhile, a high tech baseball helmet was unveiled on the one year anniversary of a brain injury incident which put one young player in hospital for two months.
Gunnar Sandberg, of Marin Catholic High School, was left in a coma for one month after being struck on the head by a ball.
Easton-Bell sporting goods company gifted Mr Sandberg a prototype helmet, the design of which was inspired by the player's brain injury.
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