Dr. Stefan Duma, the department head of the Virginia Tech-Wake Forest School of Biomedical Engineering and Sciences, has developed a system to rank the effectiveness of football helmets. Wearing the helmet is his son, Brock.

Virginia Tech photo / Jim Stroup

Dr. Stefan Duma, the department head of the Virginia Tech-Wake Forest School of Biomedical Engineering and Sciences, has developed a system to rank the effectiveness of football helmets. Wearing the helmet is his son, Brock.

Research tests helmets against impacts

By Mike Barber
Richmond Times-Dispatch

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BLACKSBURG, Va. – Being protected by state-of-the-art equipment – from shoulder pads to helmets – can be empowering for college football players.

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