Q-Collar, a concussion preventing device, took its inspiration by human yawns, woodpecker tongues and mountain-dwelling rams. It has to be worn around the neck and works by putting a slight pressure onto the jugular to increase blood volume in the skull. That may help prevent the brain from moving around within the skull as an effect of any trauma and hence can prevent brain injuries.
The Q-Collar has been licensed to sporting goods giant Bauer, which is marketing the protective gear as the NeuroShield.
The light pressure applied on the neck by Q-Collar slightly increases blood volume in the venous structures around the brain, which can be comapred to an effect similar to a yawn or lying down. This physiological response helps to reduce movement of the brain within the skull during normal daily activities or during any forceful impact.
Many sports players playing hockey, football or soccer have already begun its trials in field. An NASCAR driver Brad Keselowski recently commented, “If Q-Collar does what the company believes it can do,” Keselowski said, “it will change the face of sports dramatically.”
Each Neuroshield is designed to fit the user, presenting with eight collar sizes options to choose from so that a very comfortable and firm support is offered to the user. Each Q-Collar is backed by over seven years of research and development. Multiple studies have been completed to help substantiate the safety and performance of the NeuroShield technology.
As the helmets are used to protect head from nay sorts of external injuries, the Q-Collar is an amazing invention that is specifically designed to protect the brain from internal injuries.