Reduces Severity Index Up To 50%
Head Protection Zone (“HPZ”)
Unequal® Technologies, the leading provider of customized, concealed sports protection, has unveiled a new suite of supplemental head padding (“SHP”) for athletes and recreational use. Building on demand from professional athletes in the NFL, NHL, MLB, MLS, X Games and amateur athletes across the world, Unequal is proud to introduce advanced head protection called: the DOMETM, BANDTM, HALOTM, GYROTM, PADSTM and MAXXTM, all of which feature Unequal’s military grade composite fortified with DuPontTM Kevlar®. They are ranked from DEFCON 2 (incidental contact) to DEFCON 4 (high impact).
PLAY IT SAFETM with Unequal’s DOME TM, HALOTM, LYTETM, GYROTM, PADSTM and MAXXTM - incredible innovations for supplemental head padding. They are made with a patented, military grade composite fortified with Kevlar® - a revolutionary technology that significantly reduces the Severity Index (SI) levels as compared to helmets without the supplemental padding.
All of the composites in the HPZ have an elastic deformation layer configured to deform upon the force from an impact and then return to its original shape. The composite’s deformation layer may undergo elastic (i.e. reversible – like a spring), or plastic (i.e. irreversible – like a crushed soda can) deformation. The layers of the composites work together to reduce up to 50 percent of the Severity Index, a measurement of hazard, or risk, compared to helmets without SHP.
The GYRO and HALO use PhDTM -- a revolutionary technology that significantly reduces the Severity Index (SI) levels as compared to helmets with traditional ‘fixed pad’ systems. PhD uses slip plane technology that refers to independent/de-coupled movement between Unequal and the helmet or cap. Upon impact, forces drive the helmet or cap in a particular direction(s), and in theory, PhD may possibly enable the skull to move relative to the helmet or cap, potentially having the capability to reduce the linear and rotational forces.
PhD’s patent pending design may allow for force deflection of some impact energy outwardly along the helmet surface, such that much of the ‘normal’ forces (directly to the head – inward to the skull) are converted to ‘tangential’ forces (parallel to the surface - outward from the skull). This helps contribute to lower SI readings verses traditional ‘fixed pad’ systems.
Results vary depending on product, testing method and velocity of impact. Test results are made available at unequal.com.