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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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

NFL’er swears by BRAIN-PAD

This professional knows how to keep himself as protected as possible – He wears Brain-Pad.

Or maybe he just likes the ability to Breathe while clenching ?
Owen has stated my times that,”…he never had a jaw-based injury since finding and wearing BRAIN-PAD.”.

 

 

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.

08 2012 – Brain-Pad will Continue to Advertise its Products Protections ‘ to the Base of the Skull ‘ and ‘TMJ’

” Jaw Impact energy has to go somewhere. “.  This statement is very obvious and powerful.  When the jaw is stuck, it then strikes the TMJ socket walls.  The additional impact energy then goes where ?  Across the socket, in the direction of the impact? Which other direction could it continue?  So, the preevious being understood, what is behind, and what rests above the TMJ sockets ?  Hint – 5 letters, starts with a “B” . . . . and controls a person’s existence, perceptions, judgements and demeanor . . .

Brain-Pad’s effectiveness claims (which are based on 3 independent, bio mechanical research projects), have been recently scrutinized by the FTC.  Even after reviewing the research(which no other mouth guard company has had done on their products’ behalf)
the FTC decided Brain-Pad does not have enough research to make a concussion-reducing claim from lower jaw impacts in its retail space.  But 1 more time . . . The jaw is impacted into the TMJ sockets from a full-speed contact sport punch or kick.

Where does the impact energy . . .  go ?  Across the TMJ and into the base of the skull
which contains what vital body part ?

Here is Brain-Pad’s response to being limited in its 3x researched claims . . . . that no other mouth guard company has even attempted to fund nor have conducted to back its ‘ similar ‘ claims –

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Chin-cup Loading Forces slam the jaw back into the Vital TMJ…over and over and over !

The graphic speaks volumes about the JAW / TMJ / Base of Skull  relationship.
Brain-Pad’s dual arched design secure the jaw from SLAMMING the TMJ !

Any hits to the face mask are transmitted to the chin-cup, jaw, TMJ, and into the Base of Skull.  Ask any boxer how the easiest way to be successful in the ring . . . . . . ‘Hit him across his jaw!’.  The helmet can be struck from numerous angles, and many of these impacts are directed into the chin-cup and Jaw.

So why do helmet designs overlook this chin-strap loading of an unprotected, vital body socket extremely close to the base of the skull ?

The second quarter of a 1984 Cowboys-Eagles game, the hardest hit he ever took during his Hall of Fame NFL career

The helmet-to-helmet shot knocked Tony Dorsett out cold in the second quarter of a 1984 Cowboys-Eagles game, the hardest hit he ever took during his Hall of Fame NFL career.

“It was like a freight train hitting a Volkswagen”, Dorsett says now.

“Did they know it was a concussion?” he asks rhetorically during an interview with The Associated Press. “They thought I was half-dead.”

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