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Unequal's Football Gyro Combats CTE By Reducing Concussion Risk And Is Backed By A $500 Medical Reimbursement

04:15 EDT 9 Aug 2017 | PR Newswire

GLEN MILLS, Pa., Aug. 9, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Concussions are the epidemic of our age with an average of 4 million concussions annually.  Medical costs to treat concussions continue to rise with parents footing the bill.  To help combat medical co-pay expenses, the Gyro®, supplemental football helmet liner that reduces concussion risk, is now backed by a 'Medical Assurance Policy.' It reimburses co-payments up to Five Hundred ($500.00) Dollars.  Visit www.Unequal.com for details.

Parents need to be proactive and do more for their kids.  Chronic traumatic encephalopathy, known as CTE, was found in 99% of deceased NFL players' brains that were donated to scientific research, according to a study recently published in the medical journal JAMA.  Other stats reveal the high school football proportion of concussions is 47.1%, according to the Sports Concussion Institute.  Unfortunately, the financial future of concussed players is disadvantaged because they will likely experience lengthy school absences, declines in short and long-term memory, increased intracortical inhibition, limited study capabilities, and reduced cognitive skills, as well as be 40% more likely to incur another concussion.

There is some good news for parents.  Over the course of the football season, 546 players participated in a major youth league pilot field study and used the Gyro in their helmets. Concussions among Gyro users decreased significantly.  Rob Vito, CEO of Unequal said, "We are pleased the Gyro improved the safety of football players and reduced the concussion rate of Gyro users compared to players not using it.  Of course, nothing can prevent concussions.  Our mission is to reduce concussion risk and increase player protection," said Vito.

Unequal has been protecting professional athletes since 2010 in the Super Bowl, World Series, World Cup, and Olympics.  Unequal users include or have included Pros in the NFL, like James Harrison of the Pittsburgh Steelers, NHL stars like Brad Marchand of the Boston Bruins, David Ross and others in MLB, Ali Krieger and others in the NWSL, pros at X-Games, as well as parents and concerned coaches that decided to 'up armor' their kids' protection.

The doctor-recommended Gyro is patented supplemental head protection for football that reduces concussion risk.  It's made of a military grade composite that's been adapted for sports.  Gyro is thin, lightweight, and easily fits into a helmet; Just 'place & play.'  It works by absorbing, dispersing, and dissipating energy, all of which reduces harmful acceleration to the head, reduces force, thus reducing risk.

Consider the data and the concussion risks of football:

1.      Impact Speeds.
·        Professional boxers punch:  20 mph.
·        Football player tackling a stationary player:  25mph.
2.      Causes of Concussions.
·        (i) head to head;  (ii) head to ground;  (iii) head to body;  and (iv) head to post.
3.      Sub-concussive Impacts.
·        Football – At present it has been suggested that exposure to repetitive, sub-concussive events may result in persistent cognitive or motor impairments, and behavioral changes associated to long-term neurophysiological changes due to cumulative effects.  Moreover, there have been suggestions of the possibility that high numbers of repetitive sub-concussions, more than concussions, contributes to increased risk of neurodegenerative diseases including Alzheimer's or chronic traumatic encephalopathy.

About Unequal
Unequal's company mission is to protect people so they can perform at their peak in the military, sports, work, and life.  Its patented fusion of a military-grade composite made of TriDur®, Accelleron®, Airilon® and ImpacShield® is engineered for customized, concealed protection.  With the development of HART, Unequal is the first company to make commercially available protection proven in a peer-reviewed, published study to be effective in reducing sudden death from Commotio Cordis.  Professionals in the NFL, MLB, NHL and X Games, as well as thousands of collegiate and youth athletes in football, baseball, soccer, hockey, lacrosse, action sports, contact sports and other activities, wear Unequal's protective head and body gear. 

Unequal's technology is protected by 100+ worldwide patents with many more pending.  Its products have been tested by independent, accredited laboratories, OEM facilities and top universities.  An attendee at the White House Concussion Summit, Unequal is recognized as in Forbes' 100 Most Promising Companies, ESPN Top 15 Best Sports Innovations, #1 Tech Innovation by Esquire.com and winner DuPont™ Kevlar® Innovation Award. For more information, visit http://www.unequal.com    #unequalprotects

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Kelley DeVincentis

Southard Freeman Communications

KDeVincentis@SouthardFreeman.com

212-777-2220

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