With only a thing layer of latex to protect your head, it’s no surprise that water sports are in the top 10 sports for head injuries, and it doesn’t take a hard hit to back a big impact. We sat down with Twin Cities Business Magazine to talk about head injuries in swimming, and our patented Honeycomb Impact Technology. Read the full article below.
Swim Cap Startup Aims to Reduce Aquatic Head Injuries
Their protective cap is the first major safety evolution in swim cap design in more than a century.
Swimming isn’t the most dangerous sport by any means. But with only a thin layer of latex to protect the heads of swimmers and other aquatic athletes, water sports surprisingly rank among the top 10 sports for head injuries, according to the American Association of Neurological Surgeons. In fact, “water sports account for 30 percent more emergency room visits than hockey, lacrosse and rugby combined,” says Theresa Finn, CEO and co-founder of Plymouth-based Hammer Head.
Founded in 2013, Hammer Head launched its protective swim cap this year after nearly five years of research and development. It’s the first major safety evolution in swim cap design in more than a century, says COO, co-founder and swim instructor David Burns.
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