As the NFL learns more about player health and safety, the league evaluates and changes rules to evolve the game and try to improve protections for players. Since 2002 alone, the NFL has made 50 rules changes intended to eliminate potentially dangerous tactics and reduce the risk of injuries.
The NFL Head, Neck and Spine Committee—a board of independent and NFL-affiliated physicians and scientists, including advisors for the NFL Players Association—developed the NFL Game Day Concussion Diagnosis and Management Protocol in 2011.
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FieldTurf Inc., Corsair Innovations, Inc., and Yobel Technologies, LLC awarded funding to help bring innovative protective equipment technologies to market.Read More
Nationally recognized expert in brain and spinal cord injury to lead medical committee focused on neurological issues relevant to the health and safety of NFL players.Read More
New tools to encourage innovation and advance design in the development of improved protective equipment are now available for engineers and entrepreneurs.Register Here
A series of innovation challenges intended to deepen understanding of and advance solutions in the areas of head protection, materials science, and kinematic measurement, among others.