Documentary Study Guides: Race for the Safest Helmet
Race for the Safest Helmet
Directed by Orange Lion Productions
“We didn’t see it as an NFL story. We saw it as a public health story.”
The prevalence of chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) has been a controversial subject in the NFL. However, the public’s increased awareness of the disease has spurred discussions and products designed to protect football players at all levels of play. Innovators at companies like Xenith and Riddell are interweaving neurology, public health, technology, and sport as they race to create the safest equipment.