CCM partnership with the Neurotrauma Impact Science Laboratory, leading experts in the field of head injuries
Player safety is a top priority at CCM. Following a "Safety Summit" 5 years ago, with experts in the field of head injuries, CCM signed an agreement with the Neurotrauma Impact Science Laboratory at the University of Ottawa. Scientist at the NISL are leading crash-test analyses to establish the relationship between helmet performance and head injuries. This highly advance laboratory's tests and simlulations are well beyond current protocols for helmet research. Through the research, CCM is learning more about better managing all types of impacts to create better products as the game evolves.
CCM holistic approach to developing helmets
CCM always makes safety a priority when developing helmets. In taking a holistic approach to design, many factors are considered throughout the development process. All of our helmets are designed to manage multiple types of impacts at varying intensities. Fit and comfort are also key components when creating a safe helmet and "fit testing" is integral to the development process.
Scientists indicate that brain injuries and concussions are mainly due to linear and rotational accelerations of the brain. No hockey helmet can prevent or eliminate the risk of head injury, including concussions.