Football Helmet Developers Receive UW Medicine Inventor of the Year Award
Three of the founders of Seattle-based Vicis have won the 2016 University of Washington Medicine Inventor of the Year Award for their collaboration on a concussion-reducing football helmet. Creators Dr. Samuel Browd, Per Reinhall and Jonathan Posner are being recognized for their work inventing and developing the helmet, which is meant to mitigate the forces thought to contribute to concussions, a growing concern in football players and teams in the U.S. The ZERO1 helmet was the brainchild of Browd, who is Vicis' chief medical officer and associate professor of neurosurgery at UW and the director of Seattle Children’s Sports Concussion Program.
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