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2014-06-20 16:22:15

Revised standard will require helmets to limit certain concussion-causing forces, both linear and rotational BOSTON, June 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Operating Committee on Standards for Athletic Equipment (NOCSAE) board of directors has approved a revised football helmet standard that will require helmets to be tested for certain concussion causing forces. This is the first helmet standard to include testing for forces that are specific to concussion risk. "The...

2014-01-24 08:22:48

New Research Grants Will Advance Sports Safety OVERLAND PARK, Kan., Jan. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Operating Committee on Standards for Athletic Equipment (NOCSAE) board of directors has approved the development of a revised football helmet standard that will require helmets to limit certain concussion causing forces. The NOCSAE action to move forward the development of a more comprehensive helmet standard was taken on the heels of new NOCSAE-funded research which...

2011-01-21 11:23:00

PHOENIX, Jan. 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Operating Committee on Standards for Athletic Equipment (NOCSAE) Winter Board Meeting begins today. During the two-day session, the organization will consider and approve potentially millions of dollars in research grants to advance the science of sports medicine and review work done by the special Multidisciplinary Concussion Task Force Conference. NOCSAE is an independent and nonprofit standard-setting body with the sole mission to...


Word of the Day
maffling
  • To stammer.
  • Present participle of maffle, to stammer.
  • A simpleton.
The word 'maffle' may come from a Dutch word meaning 'to move the jaws' or a French word meaning 'having large cheeks'.