COMPANY VISION

THE VISION OF FLUID BRAIN SCIENCE IS THAT HEAD INJURIES WILL BECOME AN INCONSEQUENTIAL PART OF ATHLETIC AND LEISURE ACTIVITIES. OUR CORPORATE MISSION IS TO PARTNER WITH LIKE-MINDED COMPANIES AND BRANDS TO SHARE IN A COLLABORATIVE ALLIANCE TO MAKE SPORTS SAFER FOR ALL LEVELS OF PARTICIPANTS.

AN ONGOING STREAM OF INNOVATION

FLUID INSIDE™ TECHNOLOGY REPRESENTS THE FIRST TECHNOLOGY APPLICATION DERIVED FROM THE RESULTS OF OF OUR ORIGINAL HEAD-INJURY RESEARCH - WITH MORE INNOVATIONS TO COME. IT REPRESENTS A COMMERCIALLY-PROVEN AND EFFECTIVE SOLUTION FOR REDUCING THE RISK OF CONCUSSIVE AND REPETITIVE TYPE INJURIES. 

FAQ 

THE PODS LOOK SO THIN, DO THEY REALLY HELP WITH SAFETY?

>> YES - THE PODS ARE ONLY 3-4MM THICK. THE POD PROPERTIES PROVIDE INDEPENDENT AND SIMULTANEOUS  PROTECTION AGAINST LINEAR AND ROTATIONAL FORCES.  

 I DIDN’T REALIZE THE FOAM PAD TAKES UP MOST OF THE SPACE IN THE POD. HOW MUCH FLUID IS THERE? 

>> THE FOAM IS SATURATED WITH LOW SHEAR FLUID (INERT OIL) AND THERE IS ACTUALLY NOT THAT MUCH FLUID PER POD. ONCE A FORCE IS APPLIED TO THE POD THE OIL IS RELEASED CREATING A LOW SHEAR TO PROTECT THE BRAIN.

 MY HELMET WITH FLUID FITS A TOUCH SNUGGER BUT ALSO MORE COMFORTABLY THAN NON-FLUID; EXPLAIN THIS? 

>> IT SHOULD BE A BIT SNUGGER BECAUSE OF THE POD MATRIX BUT BECAUSE EACH POD IS COMPLIANT IT WILL TAKE THE SHAPE OF YOUR HEAD AND IMPROVE OVERALL COMFORT, ESPECIALLY ON IMPACT. 

WHAT DOES THE DATA ON THE PERFORMANCE GRAPHS REALLY MEAN? 

>> LINEAR ACCELERATION/DECELERATION IS MEASURED IN G’S TO DESCRIBE THE STOPPING FORCES TO THE HEAD AND BRAIN ON IMPACT. ROTATIONAL ACCELERATION/DECELERATION IS MEASURED IN RADIANS/SEC2 TO DESCRIBE THE SPINNING FORCES OF THE HEAD AND BRAIN ON IMPACT. ALL IMPACTS ARE A COMBINATION OF BOTH AND THUS THE LOGIC BEHIND FLUID = TOTAL BRAIN PROTECTION. 

WILL COLD TEMPS EVER MAKE THESE PODS FALL OUT AND/OR CAN THEY BREAK OPEN? 

>> NO. WITH THE SPECIFIED ADHESIVE THEY WILL NOT FALL OUT. WE HAVE MADE OVER 1M PODS TO DATE FOR VARIOUS APPLICATIONS INCLUDING HIGH INTENSITY HOCKEY HELMETS WITHOUT A SINGLE FAILURE.  IF A POD SHOULD EVER BREAK THIS IS A GOOD INDICATOR THAT THE HELMET HAS RECEIVED A VERY SEVERE IMPACT AND SHOULD BE INSPECTED. 

IS THERE ANYTHING HAZARDOUS INSIDE THE POD IF IT DOES BREAK OPEN

>> NO. THE POD MEMBRANE IS TPU (THERMOPLASTIC URETHANE), THE FOAM IS VN (VINYL NITRILE) AND THE FLUID IS AN INERT ORGANIC OIL.  ALL OF THESE MATERIALS ARE COMMONLY USED IN HIGH INTENSITY INDUSTRIAL APPLICATIONS.