Welcome!

News Feed Item

Unequal Technologies Unveils Concealed Head Protection for Baseball

UNCAP enables MLB catchers and base coaches to wear New Era team caps on-field once again

GLEN MILLS, Pa., Feb. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Unequal® Technologies, the leading provider of customized, concealed sports protection, is unveiling its latest innovation in head protection for baseball – the Unequal UNCAP – to MLB® players and equipment managers at spring training. The UNCAP, which is lightweight, aerodynamic protection designed for catchers and base coaches, fits comfortably inside the official cap of MLB made by New Era® and offers comparable protection to big, heavy skull caps at about half the weight. The UNCAP uses Unequal's patented composite fortified with military-grade Kevlar® and distinctive green Accelleron to absorb and disperse impact energy away from the head. Unequal protected David Ross, Boston Red Sox catcher, in the 2013 World Series.

(Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140224/DA70808)

"For the first time in 30 years, the UNCAP enables catchers and base coaches to wear team caps again. We know the importance of the 'mirror test,' so we designed the UNCAP to be virtually undetected by spectators," said Unequal CEO Rob Vito. "The UNCAP is like a helmet for ball caps, but it's not. We recognize that every ounce counts, so the UNCAP, at about six ounces, provides comparable protection to the catcher's traditional, heavy skull cap at about half the weight. And, since the UNCAP is fully concealed under a ball cap, catchers and coaches can wear a traditional baseball cap without compromising safety."

A third-party ISO17025-accredited lab tested the UNCAP and determined that it improves Severity Index (SI) and Acceleration (g's) readings in key protective areas versus skull cap helmets. NOCSAE's Severity Index (SI) and Acceleration are used to measure hazard, or risk of injury. All of the UNCAP test results were below the 1200 SI safety limit as compared to some results for the heavier skull cap that exceeded 1200 SI, which could contribute to the high number of concussions suffered by catchers. 

The UNCAP provides unprecedented lightweight protection using patented Acceleration Reduction Technology (ART). In 2013, the Biomedical Engineering Society published a peer-reviewed research report from Virginia Tech and sponsored by the National Institutes of Health that concluded lowering head acceleration predicts a lower incidence of concussion.

Unequal currently retails the Unequal HALO, a one-size-fits-all baseball cap liner for youth athletes, and partners with Marucci® on a variety of products for baseball. In addition to athletes in the MLB, professional athletes in the NFL, NHL, Major League Lacrosse and action sports, and thousands of collegiate and amateur athletes wear Unequal.

Unequal manufactures protective sports gear for the head, body and sole. To learn more about Unequal products or Unequal Technologies, visit Unequal.com.

About Unequal Technologies
Unequal Technologies' mission is to protect people in the military, sports, work and life. Its patented fusion of a military-grade composite fortified with Kevlar®, Accelleron and optional ImpacShield is engineered for customized, concealed protection. The leading provider of supplemental protection technology, Unequal is committed to help reduce blunt force trauma suffered by athletes and soldiers. Professionals in the NFL, MLB, NHL and X Games, as well as thousands of collegiate and youth athletes in football, baseball, soccer, hockey, lacrosse, action sports, contact sports and other activities, wear Unequal's protective head and body gear. Unequal owns 85 international and U.S. patents and patents pending and its products have been tested by independent, certified laboratories, OEM facilities and top universities. Unequal is recognized as a Forbes' 100 Most Promising Companies, ESPN's Top 15 Best Sports Innovations, the No. 1 tech innovation of 2013 by Esquire.com and for the DuPont Kevlar® Innovation Award.

Remember, head and body protection are the second line of defense. Being careful and responsible is the first priority. Helmet and body pads do have limitations. No helmet pad can prevent or eliminate the risk of concussions or other serious head injuries while playing sports. Scientists have also not reached agreement on how the results of impact-absorption tests relate to concussions. No conclusions about a reduction of risk or severity of concussive injury should be drawn from impact-absorption tests. Unequal sport products are not bulletproof, bullet-resistant, stab-resistant or stab-proof. Obey the rules and code of conduct of each sport, game or activity. Use common sense and practice safe sports. For more information, visit unequal.com.

Contact:
Greg Miller, for Unequal® Technologies
214-891-2895 office
214-542-9582 cell
[email protected]

SOURCE Unequal Technologies

More Stories By PR Newswire

Copyright © 2007 PR Newswire. All rights reserved. Republication or redistribution of PRNewswire content is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of PRNewswire. PRNewswire shall not be liable for any errors or delays in the content, or for any actions taken in reliance thereon.

Latest Stories
Bert Loomis was a visionary. This general session will highlight how Bert Loomis and people like him inspire us to build great things with small inventions. In their general session at 19th Cloud Expo, Harold Hannon, Architect at IBM Bluemix, and Michael O'Neill, Strategic Business Development at Nvidia, discussed the accelerating pace of AI development and how IBM Cloud and NVIDIA are partnering to bring AI capabilities to "every day," on-demand. They also reviewed two "free infrastructure" pr...
With billions of sensors deployed worldwide, the amount of machine-generated data will soon exceed what our networks can handle. But consumers and businesses will expect seamless experiences and real-time responsiveness. What does this mean for IoT devices and the infrastructure that supports them? More of the data will need to be handled at - or closer to - the devices themselves.
New competitors, disruptive technologies, and growing expectations are pushing every business to both adopt and deliver new digital services. This ‘Digital Transformation’ demands rapid delivery and continuous iteration of new competitive services via multiple channels, which in turn demands new service delivery techniques – including DevOps. In this power panel at @DevOpsSummit 20th Cloud Expo, moderated by DevOps Conference Co-Chair Andi Mann, panelists will examine how DevOps helps to meet th...
All organizations that did not originate this moment have a pre-existing culture as well as legacy technology and processes that can be more or less amenable to DevOps implementation. That organizational culture is influenced by the personalities and management styles of Executive Management, the wider culture in which the organization is situated, and the personalities of key team members at all levels of the organization. This culture and entrenched interests usually throw a wrench in the work...
Building a cross-cloud operational model can be a daunting task. Per-cloud silos are not the answer, but neither is a fully generic abstraction plane that strips out capabilities unique to a particular provider. In his session at 20th Cloud Expo, Chris Wolf, VP & Chief Technology Officer, Global Field & Industry at VMware, will discuss how successful organizations approach cloud operations and management, with insights into where operations should be centralized and when it’s best to decentraliz...
NHK, Japan Broadcasting, will feature the upcoming @ThingsExpo Silicon Valley in a special 'Internet of Things' and smart technology documentary that will be filmed on the expo floor between November 3 to 5, 2015, in Santa Clara. NHK is the sole public TV network in Japan equivalent to the BBC in the UK and the largest in Asia with many award-winning science and technology programs. Japanese TV is producing a documentary about IoT and Smart technology and will be covering @ThingsExpo Silicon Val...
@DevOpsSummit at Cloud taking place June 6-8, 2017, at Javits Center, New York City, is co-located with the 20th International Cloud Expo and will feature technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty and the leading industry players in the world. The widespread success of cloud computing is driving the DevOps revolution in enterprise IT. Now as never before, development teams must communicate and collaborate in a dynamic, 24/7/365 environment. There is no time to wait for long developm...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Juniper Networks (NYSE: JNPR), an industry leader in automated, scalable and secure networks, will exhibit at SYS-CON's 20th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. Juniper Networks challenges the status quo with products, solutions and services that transform the economics of networking. The company co-innovates with customers and partners to deliver automated, scalable and secure network...
Grape Up is a software company, specialized in cloud native application development and professional services related to Cloud Foundry PaaS. With five expert teams that operate in various sectors of the market across the USA and Europe, we work with a variety of customers from emerging startups to Fortune 1000 companies.
Financial Technology has become a topic of intense interest throughout the cloud developer and enterprise IT communities. Accordingly, attendees at the upcoming 20th Cloud Expo at the Javits Center in New York, June 6-8, 2017, will find fresh new content in a new track called FinTech.
In his keynote at 19th Cloud Expo, Sheng Liang, co-founder and CEO of Rancher Labs, discussed the technological advances and new business opportunities created by the rapid adoption of containers. With the success of Amazon Web Services (AWS) and various open source technologies used to build private clouds, cloud computing has become an essential component of IT strategy. However, users continue to face challenges in implementing clouds, as older technologies evolve and newer ones like Docker c...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Interoute, owner-operator of one of Europe's largest networks and a global cloud services platform, has been named “Bronze Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 20th Cloud Expo, which will take place on June 6-8, 2017 at the Javits Center in New York, New York. Interoute is the owner-operator of one of Europe's largest networks and a global cloud services platform which encompasses 12 data centers, 14 virtual data centers and 31 colocation centers, with connections to 195 add...
In his keynote at @ThingsExpo, Chris Matthieu, Director of IoT Engineering at Citrix and co-founder and CTO of Octoblu, focused on building an IoT platform and company. He provided a behind-the-scenes look at Octoblu’s platform, business, and pivots along the way (including the Citrix acquisition of Octoblu).
Cloud Expo, Inc. has announced today that Aruna Ravichandran, vice president of DevOps Product and Solutions Marketing at CA Technologies, has been named co-conference chair of DevOps at Cloud Expo 2017. The @DevOpsSummit at Cloud Expo New York will take place on June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, New York, and @DevOpsSummit at Cloud Expo Silicon Valley will take place Oct. 31-Nov. 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
SYS-CON Events announced today that CollabNet, a global leader in enterprise software development, release automation and DevOps solutions, will be a Bronze Sponsor of SYS-CON's 20th International Cloud Expo®, taking place from June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. CollabNet offers a broad range of solutions with the mission of helping modern organizations deliver quality software at speed. The company’s latest innovation, the DevOps Lifecycle Manager (DLM), supports Value S...