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1 By: Sean Urban ITMG 100 Section November 2012

2  Ever since the first football game was played in 1869 the sport of football has been know as one of the most violent sports played.  1917 marked the first time helmets were raised above the head.  Concussion numbers rise throughout all levels of football pressure football helmet developers.

3  A concussion results from any sort of force that causes a big movement of the brain.  This movement or “jarring” of the brain causes one to become unconscious.  There are numerous symptoms that result from a concussion some more severe then others.

4 High School Sport Football Girls Soccer Boy’s Lacrosse Girl’s Lacrosse Boy’s Lacrosse Boy’s Wrestling Girl’s Basketball Softball Concussio n per 100,000 AE Between 60 and 76.8 Between 33 and 35 Between 30 and 46.6 Between 20 and 31 Between 17 and 19.2 Between 17 and 23.9 Between 16 and 18.6 Between 11 and 16.3

5  https://www.xenith.com/page/menu_0/ html https://www.xenith.com/page/menu_0/ html  technology/ technology/  Data gathered by impact detection systems will lead to companies inventing more innovative designs to further eliminate concussions.

6  Board, A.D.A.M. Editorial. Concussion. U.S. National Library of Medicine, 18 Nov Web. 12 Nov  "Concussion Statistics in High School Sports." MomsTeam. N.p., n.d. Web. 12 Nov  Dearen, Jason. "High-tech Football Helmets: Lifesavers, or Just a Hail Mary?" SmartPlanet. N.p., 22 May Web. 13 Nov  "Football Helmet." Wikipedia. Wikimedia Foundation, 11 Dec Web. 13 Nov  "We Proudly Carry Xenith Helmets and Douglas Pads." Welcome To PPG Sports! N.p., n.d. Web. 13 Nov


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