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Helmet Technology Adapts to Protect Athletes
2012-03-11 05:28:51

Peter Suciu for RedOrbit Today the helmet is as ubiquitous to football as the old pigskin ball (which actually isn´t pigskin these days). However, there was a time when helmets weren´t worn, nor were pads or other safety equipment. The game was at one point in the early 20th century considered so dangerous that there were calls to ban it. And it actually took President Theodore Roosevelt to step in and help make the game safer. Of course now helmets are required in pro sports...


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