Arena Football kicks-off its 2013 Pre-Season

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From the “Rage” – First preseason game and Blake Harris #38 dominated
the contest using Brain-Pad’s Dual-arch, PRO+ Jaw-Joint Protector™.

Blake-Harris-dual-arch-Brain-Pad01 In One and one-half quarters of play, Blake recorded 9 tackles (two for a loss), one QB knockdown which forced an interception, 1 pass deflection, 2 tackles on kickoff, and a huge pancake block on the Rage’s only kickoff return of the night.
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New Georgia State Law ‘in process’ for Dual-Arch Protective Oral Appliance Designs

2011 Graph of major mouth guard brands – Impact tested !
Finally ! 
A state legislative commission has investigated, reviewed, and passed a needed standard for effective oral appliance/mouth guard design, functionality, and effectiveness for their state’s aspiring amateur fighters, and the up-and- coming MMA/NHB style of ring/cage competition.

Former boxing veteran and Georgia Amateur Boxing & Amateur MMA Commissioner Andy Foster(now residing over California’s Amateur Boxing & MMA Commission) has been a driving force in getting effective guard designs approved and inferior designs away from the sport he has participated in, and now oversees in California.

“I used Brain-Pad(dual-arch) design in all my fights. I love it. I think its a great piece of safety equipment.

It’s approved to be used.”.

– Andy Foster
 Former Director of the Am. Boxing & MMA Commission of Georgia.
 Presently the Director of the Am. Boxing & MMA Commission of California.

Georgia-Dual-Arch-Rule-4_blogThis dual-arch mouth guard standard aims to inform and protect participants state-wide and addresses, for the first time, that some mouth guard technology is much safer others.  We thank Andy for all his work and efforts to bring this needed standard into law in the State of Georgia.
Currently, mouth guards are the only piece of protective equipment that have no national standards implemented for quality, effectiveness of design, nor impact absorptive thresholds or ratings regarding impact energy reduction and oral/facial protection.

Wonder if your MG is really effective & protective when put to the test ?
Some name brand guards were impact tested and the results are surprising –
2011 Graph of major mouth guard brands – Impact tested !

2011 Viano Study – Brand Name Guards Tested. RESULTS Published!

Viano’s 2011 Results Graph – Click to enlarge.
High Speed Impact Trials

New Head Form with Salient(moving) Lower Jaw & sensors to measure impact energy levels – Ground Breaking design !

LEFT = Bare Head Form.  RIGHT = Covered with imitation ‘skin’.

Results Graph – Click to enlarge.
Low Speed Impact Trials

Mixed Martial Arts Fighter – His words ” 46 Fights – No lost teeth! “


Jason Godsee wrote:

                           “Had Brain-Pad on my banner in Bellator too!
                         46 fights never had a jaw-based-injury or lost a tooth! “

                                   ” I get hit and I keep coming at them! “

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Brain-Pad Technology is effective – Stephen D. Smith, D.M.D., Paoli, Pa.

I support the dual arch technology you have developed for the purpose of jaw impact reduction. Certainly cushioning the condyle and teeth with a 3-4 mm interocclusal elastomeric material helps reduce impact upward against the glenoid fossa and skull. The temporal bone is thinnest at the top of the glenoid fossa/housing of the TMJ, with as little as 1/8″ to 1/16″ thickness, and susceptible to injury, including perforation. The helmeted sports accelerate a whiplash fulcrum effect on the temporomandibular joint through chinstrap force. Cushioning the mandible down and forward is essential in mouthguard design related to impact energy mittigation. This also occurs with martial arts impact sports where a direct blow to the jaw can occur.

The design of airway opening for breathing, and protection of all the teeth are other advantages of your design.

Cordially,

Stephen D. Smith, D.M.D., Paoli, Pa.

Dual Arch Believer – Oscar De La Hoya !

Oscar has been protecting his career with Dual-Arch Protection.
Pictured below are a dual-arch custom dental appliance and what looks
to be Brain-Pad’s solid black PRO+ High Performance Jaw-Joint Protector™

 

 

NHL Injuries put player insurance in question – 60 Players sidelined during 2011-12 Season!

More than 60 players have been sidelined so far in 2011-12 season

CBC Sports Last Updated: Jan 31, 2012 4:54 PM ET

Pittsburgh Penguins centre Sidney Crosby is checked by a trainer during a game against the Washington Capitals on Dec. 1. Crosby remains sidelined with concussion-like symptoms after playing just eight games earlier this season. (Ann Heisenfelt/Reuters)

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Concussions and Suspensions List

With dozens of players sidelined with concussions this NHL season — including the game’s biggest star, Pittsburgh Penguin Sidney Crosby — concerns have been raised about the future of insuring players against concussions.

At this point in the 2011-12 season, more than 60 players have suffered a concussion and at least 830 man-games have been lost due to head injuries, according to statistics compiled by CBCSports.ca senior hockey writer Tim Wharnsby.

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