In 2019, the National Football League (NFL) launched a contest to promote the invention of a new football helmet that would improve the prevention of head injuries among players. KOLLIDE, a group of Quebec engineers, created a helmet that absorbs the energy of the impacts to redistribute it.
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A guide by Laurie Couture, adapted in English by Karine Turcotte