Conshohocken, PA, December 10, 2009 --(PR.com
)-- Brain-Pad’s patented, protective mouth guard technology has been tested and proven to absorb and reduce impact energy before it does damage inside the athlete’s head.
Brain-Pad has conducted its own bio-mechanical, sensor-laden head form drop testing which has shown a major phenomenon of contact sport concussion danger – Impacts to the lower jaw, or simply to the front or side of even the best helmets available, direct forces across the TMJ and into the base of skull & brain. The jaw socket(s) or TMJ complex is not protected by the helmet. A helmet is tightened against the chin which loads the TMJ sockets with pressure and force from the jaw, prior to any impacts that practice or game day.
“We cannot speak for why they have not arrived here,” Says President and CEO of Brain-Pad Inc, Joseph Manzo, “We have known about this type of injury, studied and developed sound protective mouth guard designs that not only support the jaw at impact, but also offer measureable performance benefits like – Breathing, even while clenching. Some guards claim to do ‘this’ or ‘that’, but only true bi-molar guards do it all, and we have been granted patent protection for our true bi-molar designs. Internal head & brain protection and ‘stopping or reducing this danger at the jaw ’ is our focus. We design all of our guards to significantly mitigate/reduce this danger while covering and protecting all the teeth.”
Manzo added, “We’ve brought this to the NFL’s attention years ago, regarding this helmet/jaw danger and continue to promote meaningful dialog, sharing of data and a combined future course of research, development and long overdue implementation.”
Brain-Pad has protected millions of youth, collegiate and pros from life-long TMJ and Brain injuries with true bi-molar designs based around the over-looked, free-floating jaw impact danger.
“Our technology and company has been built on proactively reducing the risk of. We have parents contacting their schools telling them to use it, and NFL pro’s finding it on their own. Our guards increase helmet safety and create a more complete safety system for the head, TMJ, and brain. It is time to reduce these life-long brain injuries. A proactive approach is the end game here, and is as important as outlining when to let an athlete return to get banged up again and again. It is time to look very hard at mouth guards, and designate protective, performance guards from the numerous cheap commodity guards available today. Until then, youth and pros alike will continue to drop like flies,” concludes Manzo.
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