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Oct 0
Oct 0

Participants in HeadHealthTECH Challenge III

We’re happy to put a team together for the NFL/FRI and Duke University’s HeadHealthTECH Challenge III. “We’ve put a solid proposal together and we’re happy to be working with our American colleagues,” said Marty Lachance, Founder of HeadNorth. “We have an exciting helmet concept and a great team in Protection Engineering Consultants out of Texas […]

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Vented Impact Protection System
Jul 2
Jul 2

High Tech Helmets That Change The Game | Video

Endless debates on concussions and calls for less aggressive play in contact sports clearly demonstrate the time for change was years ago. We are drowning in a sea of brain injury statistics that all measurably point to the same conclusion. Sports, we have a problem. “Helmets don’t prevent brain injury is a myth that needs […]

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The Game Changer | VIPs
Jul 3
Jul 3

Vented Impact Protection System | Features

Canadian-based HeadNorth has introduced a different way of thinking about helmet protection. Most helmet systems use dense foam to protect the skull from injury. EPS foam (cycling helmets) and vinyl nitrile (hockey helmets) do little to reduce rapid acceleration and deceleration of the brain with direct primary and secondary impacts. The company’s system hopes to provide […]

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The Game Changer | VIPs
Jul 2
Jul 2

Can this Canadian Helmet Invention Save Sports?

Canadian based company HeadNorth Inc. officially enters the sports helmet industry with the announcement of their unique cushioning system. The creative design introduces a better protection mechanism across all contact sports requiring helmet protection. “There is so much brilliant research going on in the areas of brain injury diagnosis and treatment,” says Marty Lachance, Founder […]

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May 1
May 1

Do Cycling Helmets Work? Define Work.

We’ve been wearing cycling helmets now en masse for close to 30 years. So what’s the verdict, are they working? Well…that depends…on who you ask. If you ask someone who was wearing a helmet and survived a crash, they’ll say “Yes”. Ask someone who sustained injury while wearing one and they may say “No”. Surely the […]

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City TV Logo
Mar 1
Mar 1

HeadNorth on City TV (Toronto)

  Great story from City out of Toronto. Much thanks to Audra Brown and the City team.    

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Helmet Simulations
Mar 1
Mar 1

Thinking Outside The Box

To create something truly innovative, we need to think outside the box…or more appropriately, outside the helmet. At HeadNorth, we take a unique approach to problem solving, one that doesn’t build on existing platforms – we create things that are simply a different way of doing things. “There comes a point that you stop improving […]

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Helmet Safety
Feb 0
Feb 0

Better Helmets with Creative Design

The helmet industry is desperate for change but struggles to think creatively for a viable solution to improve our safety. Our foamless cushioning system offers a unique approach to reducing injury across ALL helmet-wearing sports. We’ve presented our concept to industry professionals and Canadian government research and innovation organizations. While the feedback has been very […]

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Sports Helmet Injuries
Nov 1
Nov 1

Mild Head Injuries Far More Costly

When examining the statistics for TBI (Traumatic Brain Injury) in sport, most are surprised at where the majority of costs lie. We know that head injury has the possibility to end participation in sport and it is now believed to have long term health implications like Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE). The surprising statistic comes from […]

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Helmet Safety HeadNorth
Aug 0
Aug 0

Helmet Safety: We are Missing Something

In the spring of 2016, I was listening to yet another story on brain injury in sport. Something actually happened to my brain that day. It grew tired of hearing the stories of tragedy and fallacious arguments on helmet safety improvements. I committed a week to do nothing else but research and devise a better helmet protection solution. […]

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