Q-Collar Blog

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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Q-Collar on the O-Line

Q-Collar on the O-Line

December 10, 2019

Meet Gordie Clark, an early Q-Collar adopter playing for the Niagara Raiders in the Canadian Junior Football League in Ontario.
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Hockey players wearing Q-Collar

Twin Collars

November 27, 2019

Meet Jacob and Andrew LeBlanc, twins playing a starring role with the Southern Tier Admirals AAA hockey program. 
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Q-Collar Tolerability and Wearability Testing: Elite Athlete Studies

Q-Collar Tolerability and Wearability Testing: Elite Athlete Studies

November 22, 2019

An ongoing tolerability and wear-ability study featuring elite level athletes has resulted in universal reports that the Q-Collar is comfortable to wear and does not effect performance.
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Q-Collar Safety and Effectiveness Testing: Soccer Study

Q-Collar Safety and Effectiveness Testing: Soccer Study

November 22, 2019

Cincinnati Children's Hospital conducted a feasibility study on female soccer players wearing the Q-Collar. The result illustrated the potential benefit of internal jugular vein compression, performed by the Q-Collar, in mitigating white matter changes in the brain over the course of a season.
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Q-Collar Safety and Effectiveness Testing: Hockey Study

Q-Collar Safety and Effectiveness Testing: Hockey Study

November 22, 2019

Cincinnati Children's Hospital conducted a feasibility study on male hockey players wearing the Q-Collar. The results showed that the Q-Collar can help protect the brain from sports-related injury caused by head impacts.
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Q-Collar Safety and Effectiveness Testing: Football Study

Q-Collar Safety and Effectiveness Testing: Football Study

November 19, 2019

Cincinnati Children's hospital conducted a feasibility study on male football players wearing the Q-Collar over the course of a season. The results were consistent with previous findings, showing that the Q-Collar can help protect the brain from repeated sports-related impacts.
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Q-Collar Safety and Effectiveness Testing: Human Performance Study

Q-Collar Safety and Effectiveness Testing: Human Performance Study

November 15, 2019

Extensive human research was performed by Cincinnati Children's Hospital to assess the feasibility of the Q-Collar for athletes. The studies showed that the Q-Collar can be used during maximal aerobic capacity and maximal power testing and has no impact on performance, strength or endurance.
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Trevor Harris Becomes First CFL Quarterback to Join the Q-Collar Team

Trevor Harris Becomes First CFL Quarterback to Join the Q-Collar Team

November 08, 2019

Trevor Harris is one of the top quarterbacks in the CFL and a leader on his Edmonton Eskimos team. He joins other top CFL players around the league on the Q-Collar team.
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The Shifting Focus to Repeated Hits

The Shifting Focus to Repeated Hits

October 31, 2019

Ex-football player TJ Abraham's battle with dementia at age 42 shines light on the impact of repeated hits in sports, and highlights why research is shifting in that direction.
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The Effects of Headers in Female Soccer

The Effects of Headers in Female Soccer

October 30, 2019

New research is being done on the impact of repetitive "sub-concussive" hits in female soccer.
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