Catholic Central football tries out new helmets aimed at improving safety

Catholic Central football tries out new helmets aimed at improving safety


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>>>HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL SEASON>>>HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL SEASON
IS GETTING UNDER WAY AND NEVER IS GETTING UNDER WAY AND NEVER
HAS SAFETY BEEN A HIGHER HAS SAFETY BEEN A HIGHER
PRIORITY. PRIORITY.
A LOOK AT HOW ONE OF THE STATE’S A LOOK AT HOW ONE OF THE STATE’S
TOP SEAMS ISTEAMS IS TRYING OUT TOP SEAMS ISTEAMS IS TRYING OUT
TECHNOLOGY FOR STUDENTS ON THE TECHNOLOGY FOR STUDENTS ON THE
FIELD. FIELD.
HI, JAMIE. HI, JAMIE.
>>Reporter: HI, THERE.>>Reporter: HI, THERE.
YES, HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL IS YES, HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL IS
BACK. BACK.
WE’RE AT THE ZENITH PREP KICKOFF WE’RE AT THE ZENITH PREP KICKOFF
CLASSIC. CLASSIC.
THEY’RE PLAYING BEHIND ME. THEY’RE PLAYING BEHIND ME.
IT ALSO MEANS THAT THE IT ALSO MEANS THAT THE
CONCUSSION DISCUSSION ALSO RAMPS CONCUSSION DISCUSSION ALSO RAMPS
UP. UP.
WE WENT OUT TO CATHOLIC CENTRAL WE WENT OUT TO CATHOLIC CENTRAL
TODAY WHERE THEY BELIEVE TODAY WHERE THEY BELIEVE
TECHNOLOGY COULD BE THE ANSWER. TECHNOLOGY COULD BE THE ANSWER.
THE CATHOLIC CENTRAL SHAMROCKS THE CATHOLIC CENTRAL SHAMROCKS
HAVE SOMETHING NEW THIS YEAR HAVE SOMETHING NEW THIS YEAR
THEY DIDN’T HAVE LAST YEAR. THEY DIDN’T HAVE LAST YEAR.
PEACE OF MIND. PEACE OF MIND.
AND IT COMES FROM A NEW PIECE OF AND IT COMES FROM A NEW PIECE OF
EQUIPMENT DONATED BY TWO FORMER EQUIPMENT DONATED BY TWO FORMER
PLAYERS. PLAYERS.
>>WE WERE ABLE TO UPGRADE THE>>WE WERE ABLE TO UPGRADE THE
HELMET AND PUT AN INSIGHT HELMET AND PUT AN INSIGHT
CONCUSSION TECHNOLOGY WHICH CONCUSSION TECHNOLOGY WHICH
GIVES US ANOTHER SET OF EYES ON GIVES US ANOTHER SET OF EYES ON
THE SIDELINES. THE SIDELINES.
>>Reporter: THE HELMETS>>Reporter: THE HELMETS
DISPERSE ENERGY. DISPERSE ENERGY.
ON THE INSIDE THEY HAVE A LINER ON THE INSIDE THEY HAVE A LINER
THAT MEASURES THE IMPACT. THAT MEASURES THE IMPACT.
>>IT WILL TELL YOU IF IT HIT>>IT WILL TELL YOU IF IT HIT
THE FRONT OF THE HELMET, THE THE FRONT OF THE HELMET, THE
SIDE, THE FRONT OR THE TOP OF SIDE, THE FRONT OR THE TOP OF
THE HELMET. THE HELMET.
I HAVE A HANDHELD MONITOR THAT I HAVE A HANDHELD MONITOR THAT
WILL TELL HE EXACTLY WHEN THE WILL TELL HE EXACTLY WHEN THE
IMPACT HAPPENED AND WHERE IT IMPACT HAPPENED AND WHERE IT
HAPPENED. HAPPENED.
>>Reporter: THE LINERS ARE>>Reporter: THE LINERS ARE
BASED UP ON A PLAYER POSITION BASED UP ON A PLAYER POSITION
AND SKILL LEVEL. AND SKILL LEVEL.
THIS TECHNOLOGY AND DATA COMES THIS TECHNOLOGY AND DATA COMES
FROM RESEARCH HE HAS DONE ON FROM RESEARCH HE HAS DONE ON
FOOTBALL SINCE 2003. FOOTBALL SINCE 2003.
>>WE ACTUALLY HAVE A NEW ALERT>>WE ACTUALLY HAVE A NEW ALERT
RIGHT HERE SO WE CAN CHECK ON RIGHT HERE SO WE CAN CHECK ON
IT. IT.
WE HAVE SAM. WE HAVE SAM.
HE IS OUT HERE PLAYING WIDE HE IS OUT HERE PLAYING WIDE
RECEIVER FOR US. RECEIVER FOR US.
>>Reporter: ONCE PRACTICE IS>>Reporter: ONCE PRACTICE IS
OVER, THE TRAINER CAN GO TO HIS OVER, THE TRAINER CAN GO TO HIS
COMPUTER AND SEE THE FULL SCOPE COMPUTER AND SEE THE FULL SCOPE
OF PRACTICE OR THE GAME WHO WAS OF PRACTICE OR THE GAME WHO WAS
HIT WHERE. HIT WHERE.
CATHOLIC CENTRAL AD SAYS IT CATHOLIC CENTRAL AD SAYS IT
MAKES THE GAME SAFER, THE MAKES THE GAME SAFER, THE
PLAYERS SAY SO FAR SO GOOD. PLAYERS SAY SO FAR SO GOOD.
>>IT MAKES ME FEEL A LOT SAFER>>IT MAKES ME FEEL A LOT SAFER
KNOWING THAT THEY’RE ACTUALLY KNOWING THAT THEY’RE ACTUALLY
WATCHING TO SEE IF WE’RE OKAY SO WATCHING TO SEE IF WE’RE OKAY SO
WE DON’T GET A CONCUSSION. WE DON’T GET A CONCUSSION.
THEY CAN OBVIOUSLY CHECK IT. THEY CAN OBVIOUSLY CHECK IT.
>>Reporter: NOW, PEACE OF>>Reporter: NOW, PEACE OF
MIND, OF COURSE, IS PRICELESS MIND, OF COURSE, IS PRICELESS
WHEN YOU TALK DOLLARS AND CENTS. WHEN YOU TALK DOLLARS AND CENTS.
THAT HELMET WITH THE SENSOR THAT HELMET WITH THE SENSOR
COSTS $400 PER HELMET. COSTS $400 PER HELMET.
CATHOLIC CENTRAL ABLE TO GET CATHOLIC CENTRAL ABLE TO GET
THAT THROUGH A DONATION. THAT THROUGH A DONATION.
THEY WILL TEST THAT OUT IN GAME THEY WILL TEST THAT OUT IN GAME
ACTION THIS SATURDAY WHEN THEY ACTION THIS SATURDAY WHEN THEY
TAKE ON DETROIT MARTIN LUTHER TAKE ON DETROIT MARTIN LUTHER
KING. KING.
GUYS, FOOTBALL IS BACK. GUYS, FOOTBALL IS BACK.
YOU HEAR THE MUSIC BLAIRING. YOU HEAR THE MUSIC BLAIRING.
PEOPLE ARE EXCITED. PEOPLE ARE EXCITED.
>>Anchor: OH, THEY SURE ARE.>>Anchor: OH, THEY SURE ARE.
>>Reporter: FEEL THE ENERGY.>>Reporter: FEEL THE ENERGY.
>>Anchor: THANK YOU, JAMIE.>>Anchor: THANK YOU, JAMIE.
BY THE WAY, FOR ANYONE WHO NEEDS BY THE WAY, FOR ANYONE WHO NEEDS
A QUICK ONE, JAMIE DID THREE A QUICK ONE, JAMIE DID THREE
STORIES ON ALL THREE STATE STORIES ON ALL THREE STATE
CHAMPION. CHAMPION.
CHIPPEWA VALLEY IS ONE OF THEM.

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