Q-Collar Blog

The Q-Collar and the Military

The Q-Collar and the Military

May 12, 2020

Q30 Innovations, the company responsible for the development of the Q-Collar, recently announced a partnership with the U.S. Army Medical Materiel Development Activity (USAMMDA) to study the Q-Collar for the potential to be used by U.S. Service Members that may be at risk of traumatic brain injury as a result of blast waves.
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The Persistent Value of Sports to Youth Athletes

The Persistent Value of Sports to Youth Athletes

April 22, 2020

The defining quality of sport is the overarching value it provides to athletes, which is difficult to recreate in other activities. These are the top 5 rewards youth athletes gain from an involvement in sports. 
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The Benefits of Proper Protective Equipment

The Benefits of Proper Protective Equipment

April 14, 2020

Sports are incredibly formative and exciting experiences for athletes as they help to develop skills, memories, and friendships that will last a lifetime. However, there are inherent risks that athletes face while playing or practicing the sports they love and it is important that they are properly protected. 
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Absence Makes Our Hearts Grow Fonder

Absence Makes Our Hearts Grow Fonder

April 09, 2020

Charles Schulz, the legendary cartoonist and creator of the “Peanuts" series coined the phrase, “Absence makes the heart grow fonder...”  

These days, with the sports we love to play and watch on hold across Canada and the rest of the world, we appreciate Schulz's sentiment in a whole new light.

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Stay At Home/Play At Home

Stay At Home/Play At Home

April 07, 2020

Although it can be difficult to find creative ways to stay active at home, there have been awesome attempts all over the world to inspire athletes to stay active. With the help of our partner, CFL All-Star Adam Bighill, we’ll be bringing you expert tips and techniques to help you stay in peak performance while at home.
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Success In More Ways Than One

Success In More Ways Than One

March 02, 2020

Each February, the Saskatchewan Selects football program travels to San Antonio to play in the International Pigskin Classic that features teams from Canada, the US, and Mexico. This year was an especially successful run for this program that is committed to excellence on and off the football field. 
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The Q-Collar Hits the Icy Slopes

The Q-Collar Hits the Icy Slopes

February 27, 2020

Michael Romano, a part time RedBull Ice Cross Canadian athlete, recently adopted the Q-Collar as part of his protective equipment. 
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Trevor Harris Signs Extension

Trevor Harris Signs Extension

February 03, 2020

Congrats to our Q-Collar teammate Trevor Harris on signing an extension with the Edmonton Eskimos of the CFL this past weekend.

“I’m grateful to be in Edmonton for the long haul. I have a deep conviction that we have something special building here and I wanted to show it through this contract, and I am thrilled to be part of it.”

 

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The Evolution of Protective Equipment

The Evolution of Protective Equipment

February 03, 2020

One of the things we love about sports is how they continue to evolve, innovate, and push forward. At Q30, we’re committed to finding new ways to help further protect athletes and help enhance the sports they play.
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What to Expect When You Receive Your New Q-Collar

What to Expect When You Receive Your New Q-Collar

January 31, 2020

So you’ve purchased a Q-Collar for the first time and don’t know exactly what to expect. We’re happy to explain what you’ll find once you receive your package, and provide some tips to ensure you have the best experience possible.
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The Q-Collar on the Gridiron

The Q-Collar on the Gridiron

December 20, 2019

Meet CJ Vincent. An early Q-Collar adopter, CJ is a wide receiver from Moose Jaw , Saskatchewan.
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THINK BEYOND THE HELMET

THINK BEYOND THE HELMET

December 16, 2019

David Camarillo and his team’s efforts to build a helmet that may dramatically reduce concussions is well worth the read if you are concerned about brain injury in sports.

While we applaud the team’s effort and innovative thinking, the root cause of brain injury—the “sloshing” of the brain inside the skull—tells us that there are real limits as to what any helmet can do.

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