Super Bowl Caps Football Season, Purdue Research on Sport's Safety Continues

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Helmet research is conducted at the Purdue Neurotrauma Group lab. Photo credit: Vince Walter
The Super Bowl may be over, but for Purdue researchers Eric Nauman, biomechanical engineering professor, and Tom Talavage, biomedical engineering professor, and the team at the Purdue Neurotrauma Group, the drive to improve the safety of the sport continues.

Nauman has patented a new helmet liner that reduces G-force to a player's brain by 50 percent. Nauman says reducing energy to the brain would be a huge leap forward for helmets that have remained largely unchanged for more than 30 years. Read more about it:

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