Inventor Develops Protective Equipment to Prevent Concussions (ALL-1050)

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Pittsburgh-based InventHelp, a leading inventor service company, is submitting this client’s idea, Impact Substainer, in the hopes of a good faith review.

"I watch football, and a big topic of concern right now is player safety, especially with regard to concussions," said an inventor from East Point, Ga. "I came up with this idea to reduce the incidence of concussions by offering better protection for the head during impacts."

CDC reports indicate that in the last 10 years, the amount of reported concussions has doubled, and concussions have risen 200 percent among teens ages 14 to 19 in the last decade, according to the American Academy of Pediatrics. High-school football results in 47 percent of all reported sports concussions and 33 percent of concussions occur during practice. There also has been a 58 percent increase in regular season concussions in the NFL. These statistics demonstrate an obvious and urgent need for better protective equipment.

He developed the IMPACT SUBSTAINER to offer added head protection during impacts and collisions. The accessory reduces the risk of sustaining a concussion as a result of a blow to the head. It is designed to fit comfortably beneath standard equipment. The unit provides added peace of mind. It is suitable for use during both game play and practice. In addition, the invention helps to enhance the safety of players of all ages, amateur or professional.

The original design was submitted to the Atlanta office of InventHelp. It is currently available for licensing or sale to manufacturers or marketers. For more information, write Dept. 16-ALL-1050, InventHelp, 217 Ninth Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15222, or call (412) 288-1300 ext. 1368. Learn more about InventHelp's Invention Submission Services at -

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