With millions of sports players getting concussions each year, it’s imperative that players protect themselves to reduce the risk of getting one. Slipping on a lightweight, comfortable, and protective Unequal headband can reduce concussion risk as much as 74%, according to Virginia Tech’s extensive independent research. Knowing you’re protected means saying goodbye to the possibility… Continue reading Unequal Halo 1 Protective Headgear Review
Should girls who play soccer be required to wear headgear?
Coming soon to a soccer field near you — maybe: 22 girls wearing space-age headbands designed to protect them from concussions. Stemming from a growing national interest in soccer, doctors and other experts are considering whether to recommend that girls who play soccer be required to wear some type of headgear to reduce concussions. The… Continue reading Should girls who play soccer be required to wear headgear?
Protect My Head? Soccer Pros Shrug and Carry On
Today, during a World Cup game between Morocco and Iran, Moroccan winger Nordin Amrabat suffered a wicked head injury when he collided with an opponent. After he went down, a team trainer tried to revive him by slapping his face—a move decried by athletes and followers online. But despite the frequency of those kinds of… Continue reading Protect My Head? Soccer Pros Shrug and Carry On
US Soccer Failed To Cut Concussion Risk, Youth Players Say
Law360 (May 29, 2018, 4:21 PM EDT) Female youth soccer players and their parents have filed a proposed class action in Pennsylvania federal court charging the United States Soccer Federation Inc. and U.S. Youth Soccer Association Inc. with negligence in not requiring headgear and allegedly downplaying evidence on the long-term effects of concussions. Lead plaintiff… Continue reading US Soccer Failed To Cut Concussion Risk, Youth Players Say
Headgear Leads to Concussion Reduction at Fort Worth School
For the first time, researchers at the renowned Virginia Tech Helmet lab tested the performance of protective headgear for soccer players. Researchers found some of the headgear on the market can reduce head injuries by up to 84 percent in some cases. Still, many high school teams don't equip their players with these kinds of… Continue reading Headgear Leads to Concussion Reduction at Fort Worth School
8-Year-Old Boy Collapses and Dies After Soccer Practice
Caitlin Keating May 02, 2018 Last Thursday afternoon, 8-year-old Caleb Ray went to school, came home to do his homework, changed into his soccer uniform and headed to his first practice of the season. Just a few hours later, he collapsed and died on the field. Caleb’s mother, Kristy Ray, of Ranger, West Virginia, says… Continue reading 8-Year-Old Boy Collapses and Dies After Soccer Practice
WI University Soccer Headgear Study – NBC Milwaukee story
Tim McGuine the primary investigator for Univ of WI 2-year study on soccer headgear funded by NOCSAE, discusses this significant study that tests several brands of soccer headgear including Unequal. John Meens is interviewed, whose daughter wears the Unequal Halo. WATCH VIDEO
Thanks for kindling the fire Difusco, let’s work together to get this cause burning
Coach Difusco of the Patriots Youth Travel Football points out today a real shortfall in legislation and studies trying to reduce brain injuries in athletes. Voldoz of West Cook News focuses mostly on CTE and football, but highlighted Difusco's point that legislation "does not address other organized sports that could cause injuries such as soccer,… Continue reading Thanks for kindling the fire Difusco, let’s work together to get this cause burning
We have received a number of inquiries about how we came up with our company and brand name. In the beginning, the creator of our technology (now over 100 patents) had a moment in the early 2000’s where that word just came to him: Unequal. Like no other. Unique. One of a kind. When attached… Continue reading Why Unequal?
Protect Your Thinker
You probably know that only around 30% of concussions in soccer come from heading the ball and 70% or so are from accidental collisions with other heads, elbows, knees, the ground, goal posts and the like. But even if you just look at heading the ball, protection is paramount… especially among younger players. The following… Continue reading Protect Your Thinker