Football helmet testing at Aberdeen Proving Ground

Aberdeen,MD -- 12/8/15 -- Thomas Plaisted, a materials engineer at the U.S. Army Research Laboratory at Aberdeen Proving Ground, tests a new football helmet restraint system. The Army lab is one of three groups working with Under Armour and the NFL to make football safer. The helmet system uses "smart" straps that allow voluntary movement of the head but provide protection tension under hits.

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