S.A.F.E. Clip (Shock Absorbing Football Equipment)
An impact-absorbing facemask clip able to help make football safer for players.
The realization that football helmet facemasks are underdeveloped and have the potential for impact-absorbing innovation.
The design team from Mayfield Athletics reached out to Sorbothane, Inc. when searching for the perfect shock-absorbing material to use in their new S.A.F.E. Clip facemask brackets. Engineers at Sorbothane, Inc. collaborated closely with Mayfield to produce the Sorbothane® center component used in the S.A.F.E. Clip design. The S.A.F.E. Clip deforms slightly with each impact – absorbing and deflecting potentially harmful forces. Returning almost instantly to its original state the S.A.F.E. Clip is ready for the next impact. Testing has shown that the S.A.F.E. Clip is capable of reducing up to 28% of G-forces to the facemask. Mayfield Athletics’ S.A.F.E. Clip retrofits over 95% of existing football helmets.
Market: Sporting Goods & Fitness