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Ryan Huntsman gives KHOU 11 News a behind-the-scenes look at how his epaulettes are made and what he believes sets Douglas apart from the competition. HOUSTON – Before the pads cracked, it was the manufacture of shoulder pads by Douglas Pads & Sports, a small company in Houston, with a big stake in the game. …

Brainguard, a startup founded by Berkeley scientists, is developing a helmet designed to prevent brain damage by mitigating rotational impact forces experienced in sports, including football. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has documented 2.8 million emergency room visits for traumatic brain injury, or TBI, in the United States, according to the Brainguard website. …

Three years ago, we first heard about Orbi Prime sunglasses, which use four built-in cameras to record interactive 360-degree video. Orbi has now unveiled a sturdier version of the goggles, but perhaps more interestingly, it’s also packed the tech into a football helmet. Currently on display at CES 2019 in Las Vegas, the prototype Orbi …