6D Helmets wins grand prize of $500K as investment 

The U.S. Commerce Department’s National Institute of Standards and Technology, the NFL, GE and Under Armour announced that a collaborative team of materials designers has been selected as the grand prize winner of Head Health Challenge III.

Head Health Challenge III was designed to spur the discovery, design, and development of advanced materials to better absorb or mitigate force within helmets and other sports and consumer products that protect against traumatic brain injury.

The $500,000 grand prize winning team used computer modeling and a series of iterative improvements to create a novel material with an unusual geometric structure. The team is Dynamic Research, of Torrance, California, which specializes in applied research, development and consulting in areas such as vehicle safety and biomechanics, and 6D Helmets, of Brea, California, developers of the Omni-Directional Suspension, a head-protection technology first commercialized for the action sports community for use in motorcycle and bicycle helmets. 

 

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