Seahawks take on Colts wearing 'safest' helmet
SEATTLE – The Seattle Seahawks are kicking off Thursday’s game by wearing what is considered the safest football helmet in America.
Both in preseason and regular games, 19 players, including Russell Wilson and Doug Baldwin, will be sporting ZERO1, Vicis’ latest helmet technology.
The Seattle startup beat out 34 helmet models made by six other companies as the best in reducing head-impact severity on the field for the second year in a row, according to the NFL Helmet Laboratory Testing Performance Results. It also finished first in Virginia Tech Helmet Ratings, the most comprehensive third-party test available.
Watch: The story behind ZERO1 and how it will change the game of football. (Courtesy of Vicis)
The Seattle company raised an additional $15 million to reduce the risk of head injuries, boosting its total funding to $70 million. One of its investors includes Seahawks quarterback Russel Wilson, who’s also part of Vicis’ coalition, along with Doug Baldwin, aimed at promoting safety in football for young athletes.