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High-tech chest protector thwarts sudden death in young athletes.

Mark Link, a professor of medicine and director of cardiac electrophysiology at UT Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas and a nationally recognized expert in commotio cordis, has partnered with a sports gear company called Unequal Technologies to create new and more effective protection from the hazard. They’ve spent nearly five years developing a chest guard… Continue reading High-tech chest protector thwarts sudden death in young athletes.

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A pitch, a hit, and a miracle

Patrick Plunkett, 12, survives an often-fatal strike to the chest. Patrick watched as the low pitch ended up over the middle of the plate, not inside like he had hoped. The batter crushed the ball, sending a line drive straight back at Patrick, hitting him in the chest. He fell limp to the mound. His… Continue reading A pitch, a hit, and a miracle

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‘MBA Blog’ Calls Attention to Unequal’s Powerful HART Protection

My son's first baseball game is next weekend and he is playing on the 8 and under squad this year. The little kid days of T-ball are drifting away and most of the kids will be pitching and catching on their own for the first time. So earlier this week when I read this Chicago… Continue reading ‘MBA Blog’ Calls Attention to Unequal’s Powerful HART Protection

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Chicago Tribune Highlights Unequal’s Solution for Saving Lives

…a new round of testing by Link's team has found that some new materials are likely to be effective in reducing commotio cordis. His team tested combinations of three foams with two different polymers — including one similar to Kevlar — developed by Unequal Technologies, an 8-year-old Pennsylvania company that integrates military-grade technology into sports… Continue reading Chicago Tribune Highlights Unequal’s Solution for Saving Lives