WARNING:

*No helmet, practice apparatus, or helmet pad can prevent or eliminate the risk of concussions or other serious head injuries while playing sports. Researchers have not reached an agreement on how the results of impact absorption tests relate to concussions. No conclusions about a reduction of risk or severity of concussive injury should be drawn from impact absorption tests.

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EXPERTS & ADVISORS

  • CHUCK DEMAREST
    CHUCK DEMAREST Polymer Scientist and Physicist

    EXPERIENCE

    Chuck is a Polymer Scientist and Physicist. Over the last 44 years, Chuck has held positions of director, president, founder, vice president of research and development, treasurer, investor, and advisor to manufacturing companies, technology businesses, nonprofit and trade associations, and the U.S. government. In 40+ years of work with polyurethane foams and elastomers, Mr. Demarest has created over 2,000 polyurethane formulations for purposes as varied as artificial hands for amputees, skateboard wheels, shock absorbers for bicycle forks, and ski boots.

    QUOTE

    “The Guardian, with its innovative soft shell technology, is a valuable accessory to the traditional helmet. It offers increased impact reduction to hard shell helmets that have been in use for decades.”

    This is an individual opinion and has not been substantiated by any scientific study.

    • DR. DAVID VANSICKLE
      DR. DAVID VANSICKLE MD Neurosurgery, PhD Biomechanical Engineer

      EXPERIENCE

      After earning a masters and doctorate in bioengineering, Dr. Vansickle went on to pursue a career in neurosurgery. He earned his medical degree from the University of Pittsburgh and completed a six year neurosurgery residency at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center. While there, he was named Surgical Intern of the Year and later the Neurosurgery Resident of the Year. He also patented a new device to help facilitate epilepsy surgery. Dr. VanSickle has authored and co-authored numerous peer-reviewed journal articles and has given multiple presentations. He is a member of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS), Congress of Neurological Surgeons (CNS), and the American Medical Association (AMA). Co-owner of MindGenesis: Neuro imaging clinic for early detection of Alzheimer’s and dementia.

      EDUCATION

      Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering – University of Kansas; Master of Science in Biomedical Engineering – California State University, Sacramento; Ph.D. in Bioengineering – University of Pittsburgh; Doctor of Medicine – University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine; Internship in General Surgery – University of Colorado Health Sciences Center; Resident in Neurological Surgery – University of Colorado Health Sciences Center

      QUOTE

      “The Guardian Cap lowers impact accelerations across all tested helmet brands.”

      This is an individual opinion and has not been substantiated by any scientific study.

      • MARK KELSO
        MARK KELSO Player Safety Advocate & Former NFL Player

        EXPERIENCE

        Former NFL Player that wore the ProCap in the NFL from 1989-1993. Mark played at the College of William & Mary and 8 NFL seasons with the Buffalo Bills from 1986-1993. Kelso appeared in four consecutive Super Bowls with the Bills from 1990-1993. Starting with the 2006 NFL season, Kelso has served as the color commentator for Buffalo Bills radio broadcasts on WGRF 96.9 FM and currently WGR 550. He was the Development Director at Saint Mary’s High School in Lancaster, New York, as well as its varsity football defensive coordinator from the 2003-2010 seasons. Mark continues to be invited to sit on panels, speaking engagements, and safety related board meetings. Mark Kelso is a player safety advocate and supporter of soft-shell technology. Mark advises the Guardian team.

        • LEE HANSON
          LEE HANSON ChE; Owner of The Hanson Group LLC and Guardian Innovations

          EXPERIENCE

          Chemical Engineer by trade with 20 years of experience consulting on projects for large companies.

          QUOTE

          “The Guardian Cap is a paradigm shift in protective football equipment similar to the air bag and seat belts in automobiles.  The goal is to utilize counter forces to reduce the deceleration of the impact.  By having a soft-sided shell on the helmets, you are changing the physics of the hit.  It gives two objects hitting head on more time to slow down.”

          This is an individual opinion and has not been substantiated by any scientific study.

          • ERIN HANSON
            ERIN HANSON Owner & CEO of Guardian Innovations

            EXPERIENCE

            Part-owner of The Hanson Group, LLC and owner of Guardian Innovations.  Mother for the past 26 years and very involved in the schools and community.

            QUOTE

            “I believe the Guardian Cap is an added layer of impact reduction for every players’ head that they can’t afford to play without.”

            This is an individual opinion and has not been substantiated by any scientific stud