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Concussion Science Is Changing the Game: How New Helmet Design and Testing Can Protect Athletes from Brain Injury

January 28, 2020

Sport-related concussions affect athletes of all ages. According to the American Academy of Neurology, up to 3.8 million people experience sports-related concussions annually in the United States. This is particularly alarming among young athletes as 283,000 kids visit the emergency...

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Testing New Helmet Tech on Worldwide Business with Kathy Ireland

November 27, 2019

Concussions are a major issue in professional sports, particularly football. Enter AES R&D, a company that is introducing a new helmet design that uses an outer shell to absorb impact differently than traditional helmets. The helmet is called ARK—and it...

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United States Specialty Sports Association and NTS Announce Strategic Partnership to Ensure Player Safety

January 23, 2019

We are pleased to announce our strategic partnership with the United States Specialty Sports Association (USSSA). This partnership designates NTS as the sole-source for all certification testing of Slow-pitch Softball and Senior Youth Baseball Bats, underscoring USSSA’s commitment to maintaining...

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Football Helmet Testing

January 29, 2018

CTE — a degenerative brain condition that results from repeated impacts to the head — is changing the game of football as we know it. Since doctors first discovered the first instances of damaging plaque when performing autopsies on NFL players, the...

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Hockey Helmet Testing – Why is a Properly Tested Helmet Important?

May 17, 2017

Although the National Football League has taken most of the heat for Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI) and Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE) in recent years, some are beginning to look at the National Hockey League. The media and medical community are...

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NTS Awarded Research Grant from US Lacrosse Center for Sport Science

December 14, 2016

The US Lacrosse Center for Sports Science has awarded new research funding to three studies that will investigate issues related to lacrosse-specific sports medicine and performance. Research conducted by NTS Chesapeake will seek to measure lacrosse helmet performance degradation as...

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NTS’ Chesapeake Testing Approved by SEI for NOCSAE Certification Program

August 29, 2016

Congratulations to our Chesapeake Testing Services division which has recently entered into agreement with Safety Equipment Institute (SEI) to conduct SEI NOCSAE Certification program testing. NOCSAE, the National Operating Committee on Standards for Athletic Equipment, was formed to commission research...

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