Posts Tagged 'Helmet'

Colorado Rockies Pitcher Juan Nicasio Hit in Head

Over the weekend Colorado Rockies rookie pitcher Juan Nicasio was hit in the head with a line drive during a game against the Washington Nationals. The 24 year old pitcher was hospitalized after suffering  a C1 vertebrae fracture.

The incident is a grim example of how dangerous baseball can be.  Fans don’t realize the risk players take when they go out on the field every single game. This isn’t the first or last time a player will get hit with a line drive or fastball. It’s just the nature of the game. This incident should serve as a reminder of why it’s important to use quality equipment and cushioning systems to protect players not just in baseball but in other sports.

In Mr. Nicasio’s case it would have been difficult for any sort of equipment to have protected him since pitchers don’t wear helmets. That could change after Friday’s accident.  Using the MitiGator cushioning system on baseball equipment such as helmets would reduce the chance of a player receiving a serious injury like the one Juan Nicasio received Friday. Hitter’s are also exposed to the dangers of balls coming at them at 90 plus miles an hour.

A hit to the head can lead to serious injury, making it essential that the helmet absorb most of the impact protecting the player’s head in the process. Seas Group hopes that Mr. Micasio makes a speedy recover and that he may be back on the field in the not so distant future.

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MitiGatorinc.com begins NOCSAE helmet testing

It took planning, and it wasn’t without its fair share of hiccups but earlier this week MitiGatorinc.com was able to setup its CADEX drop tester to start testing helmets equipped with the MitiGator Cushioning System. The National Operating Committee on Standards for Athletic Equipment  (NOCSAE) has very high standards for helmet testing. One of which is they require for helmet testing that the drop tester be able to measure on three axises, instead of the standard Uni-axial like normal machines.

The CADEX drop tester will perform this and measure impact forces that are occurring on helmets that have not been equipped with the MitiGator Cushioning System and then we will document the results. Then we will be able to show you how the MitiGator Cushioning System will be able to help absorb the impacts and vibrations that typical sports helmet foam isn’t able to. The MitiGator is designed to absorb and dissipate the energy from these extreme impacts that typical football, baseball, hockey, and auto racing athletes experience. This revolutionary material has already been proven by being in service in over 85,000 military vehicles and numerous other extreme applications.

The MitiGator™ Technology is an engineered cushioning system designed to protect people and equipment from these assaults and to allow them to continue to perform their jobs or enjoy their leisure time. The MitiGator™ uses patented air control technology working with over 4,000 surfaces per square foot to dissipate energy before it is transmitted to the body and thus help alleviate the problems. For more information on the MitiGator Cushioning System email MediaRelations@MitiGatorinc.com

 

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When you watch the Super Bowl this Sunday think of MitiGator

The Super Bowl is just days away, make sure while your watching every hit and collision you think of MitiGator!

Let the debating begin! Who’s going to win the Super Bowl this Sunday? Personally I’m leaning towards Green Bay, but I expect it to be a great game. But I wanted to drop you a reminder that with every huge hit and huge tackle make sure you think of MitiGator. MitiGator is designed to absorb and dissipate energy from impacts and vibrations away from the user. This makes it a perfect application for football gear. Especially helmets! The NFL has been under a lot of scrutiny for the effects concussions have on players and their future outside of their NFL careers.

If you have a family member who plays high school football, college, or even Mighty Mites. I urge you to take a look at outfitting your helmet with the MitiGator cushioning system. If you would like to know more information about outfitting a helmet with the MitiGator cushioning system send me a email (John@MitiGatorinc.com). Also don’t forget we will be filming the Paintball test this week and the video will be up this week! Trust me, it will be worth watching!

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