Inspired by Auto Racing The CAGE HAT is a system designed to protect the head and neck from injury of any American Football Player during play. Because of the way the CAGE HAT is shaped when a player is hit, does the hitting, or falls on the top of her or his body - the energy will go through the system and transfer to the upper body thus saving the head and neck from injury. There is extra foam on the outside of the helmet to act as extra cushion for the brain for any collision. It's made of 3/8th's inch solid aluminum to weigh as little as possible and be very strong. The whole system weighs about 12 pounds. Car seat-belts are used to strap the system over the shoulder pads and under the arms. The seat-belts are bolted to the HAT and will not come off and provide a way for anyone to quickly release the system. There is also foam added to the back of the system because players are especially vulnerable when falling backwards. The shape is designed to provide the head most of its natural movement while catching the head safely during a stop like an Airbag in a car.
MONEY / DONATIONS I would use the money to work on the Project full time. Right now I can only do this part time.
Risks and challenges
The main challenge will be to find an Investor to see the project through to completion. Because every player is shaped differently the Systems will need to be customized to match Players until a Size System has been established. An entire League preferably High School or College will need to provide a season of cooperation while systems are tuned and optimized. The CAGE HAT TEAM will video tape, study and work closely with teams for the successful development of Functional Systems.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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