The IMPACT Calvarum Blitz (TM) or Cal One.
introducing The patent-pending (and utility patent applied).....
Impact Calvarum Blitz (TM) or "Cal One"
Our helmet is unlike any you have seen.
Modeled after the infant skull, the Calvarum Blitz redirects, yields and absorbs force simultaneously, slowing potentially damaging forces entering the skull. By utilizing "Cranial Plate Technology", we can reproduce the amazing force reducing properties inherent in the infant skull.
The Cal Blitz is comprised of multiple moveable sections joined by a flexible suture line. The geometry was tough to develop at first; manufacturing and tooling was even tougher.
How does it work?
We're always amazed at how our bodies are put together. Could one answer to the concussion epidemic lie in the anatomical relationship between the moveable plates of the skull and the spine? We think it does....
When a baby is being born, the plates of the skull superimpose each other to reduce the dimensions of the head during delivery. This biomechanical change also protects the brain from too much pressure. The plates actually Yield (to force) in order to protect. Would it be possible to duplicate this, mechanically, and make a helmet that slowed forces by yielding and redirecting force?? The answer is YES!
The head has multiple layers that help protect against trauma…..the skin/hair, facia or connective tissue, the bony plates that move in response to force and the fibrous “drape” that extends inside the skull, protecting the brain from too much motion, to name a few.
All of these systems work together to reduce force perceived by the brain and nerve system during impact. Impact Sports honors the inborn intelligence and has designed a helmet system that mimics these anatomical layers! An outer “skin” of thermoplastic imbedded with a force attenuating foam, followed by the moveable plates and interior liner……lots of moving parts to slow force and protect athletes!!
We have combined very light, extremely strong and flexible thermoplastics with very strong but flexible elastomers. We are able to slow force entering the skull and reduce perceived force in the head. Combine this with our patent pending one piece foam/elastomer insert and we have created an amazingly comfortable, heat dissipating, force attenuating helmet for youth, High school, collegiate and professional athletes alike.
Benefits to using the Impact Calvarum Blitz:
1)Lightweight- weighing under 3.5 lbs fully assembled. Not just the shell. really!
2)Stronger-exceptionally strong thermoplastics that other manufacturers won't use due to cost. Our goal is to protect youth athletes; not stakeholders profits.
3)Designed with the "Inborn Potential" in mind- There are no helmets that honor the inborn force-reducing ability of the human body as the Calvarum Blitz (TM).
4)Cost effective solution- you wont pay $1500.00, $950, $800 or even $500.00 for this technology. The "Cal One" will be affordable for youth athletes (Suggested Retail of $429) and associations to replace outdated technology. Keeping youth athletes safe shouldn't break the bank. Our crowdfund campaign launches soon! Dramatic price reductions will be given to those that support our growth and buy early. Can you imagine paying $249.00 for updated technology? Check out the preview link on the first page of our site or go here: https://www.indiegogo.com/project/preview/f4c7ba15
5) Widest "Field of Vision" on the market- The Cal Blitz boasts a peripheral visual field of 222 degrees! Less rotation of the neck at impact means less force to the head and a reduced rate of neck and head injuries. This cannot be stressed enough: if you have to turn your head to see the impact coming, your neck is in a compromised position. We see this in sports injuries and automobile accidents as well as industrial trauma. The Cal Blitz visual field helps to protect your "blind sides", so to speak.
6) Made in the USA! The shell, the liner, the snaps.....all american made. Ask Riddell or Schutt if they can say that.
“We have had the opportunity to review the Impact Helmet System project and believe it will better protect our athletes. We met with their founder, Dr. Joshua Cleveland, and confirmed our participation! SJSU Football is excited to be a part of the testing and development of this helmet as we work to reduce Traumatic Brain Injuries in athletics.”
- Coach Ben Thienes- Director of Operations, San Jose State University Football