Helmet and facemask: Football Facemasks – SportsUnlimited.com
Football Facemasks – SportsUnlimited.com
Facemasks are undoubtedly one of the most important pieces of football equipment that you wear out on the field. Imagine putting on your football helmet with your face entirely exposed. They used to do that back in the days of leather football helmets, but with the speed and physicality of the game today, you would be walking in bad shape without a facemask. Not only do facemasks protect your eyes, nose, mouth, teeth, jaw, and chin, but they can look pretty darn intimidating while doing it. We stock a massive amount of facemasks in all different colors that are just waiting to be shipped to your door so you can get in the game this weekend.
Facemasks have evolved over the years to become stronger, lighter, and more intricate in their designs. With so many options for facemasks that have different benefits of protection and intimidation, you may want to take a look at our guide to what facemask is best for you. In recent years, the popularity of titanium facemasks has risen because with strength to rival any other facemask, titanium facemasks are 60% lighter than traditional facemasks. That means less fatigue, quicker movements, and better overall performance. In addition to the rise in popularity of titanium, big grill style facemasks also have become exceptionally popular. With multiple styles of big grills, such as the big grill, big grill 2.0, and the big grill villain, you can get all that facial protection you want while looking supremely intimidating.
By Ben Abay from NJ on July 12, 2013Will i be able to have a big grill 2.0 on a Vengance XL
By Customer Service on July 18, 2013
Answer:No, you will need a Super Pro XL facemask for your Vengeance XL helmet.
By Blake Younger from Sacramento California on November 9, 2014Will a adult revo speed facemask fit on a youth revo speed
By Customer Service on November 10, 2014
Answer:Yes, Revo Speed facemasks fit adult and youth Revo Speed helmets
By Ed Clendenin from Houston. TX on August 5, 2014Looking for a Riddell Chrome face mask? Like the ones the Ducks use. Looking for my grandson.
By Customer Service on August 7, 2014
Answer:At this time, we do not carry any Chrome Riddell facemasks.
By Roger Hernandez from Wichita, KS on September 10, 2015Will this fit a regular youth large Schutt helmet? Or which awesome Villain masks your recommend for it?
By Customer Service on September 14, 2015
Answer:You would just need to know what kind of Schutt helmet you have to know which facemasks you can use. It does not matter if its youth or adult. Vengeance mask for Vengeance shell, Super Pro Masks for Air XP, DNA mask for a DNA helmet. If you still have questions, please contact us at [email protected].
By Jeff from NH on January 16, 2015Will a Xenith mask fit on Schutt Air XP? I don’t want to buy it and not have it fit. I’m not worried about a warranty.
By Customer Service on January 19, 2015
Answer:No, Xenith facemasks will not fit on Schutt helmets.
By Pete from Honolulu, Hawaii on May 13, 2015Will a youth facemask fit on an adult air xp?
By Customer Service on May 14, 2015
Answer:Adult AiR XP helmets need Super Pro/Super Pro XL facemasks. The YF facemasks are shorter in the front for youth players.
By James from Athens, Ga on September 14, 2015Is the Quick Release Hardware included in purchases of Riddell Speed Facemasks?
By Customer Service on September 15, 2015
Answer:No. You would use the hardware that comes with your helmet.
By Todd from Louisville, KY on July 21, 2015Will a Bulldog 2.0 Super Pro Facemask fit on a Shcutt Air XP Pro helmet?
By Customer Service on July 21, 2015
Answer:Yes. Super Pro facemasks are made for Air XP helmets. If you have an XL helmet, you will need an XL facemask. Otherwise, helmet sizes S-L all wear a regular sized super pro facemask.
By matt from calgary alberta on January 20, 2015will a schuss air xp cage fit on a schuss vengeance?
By Customer Service on January 21, 2015
Answer:Super Pro XL facemasks (that fit on Schutt AiR XP XL helmets) will fit on Vengeance helmets.
By “HORS” from Minford , Ohio on June 17, 2014will schutt big grill 2.0 fit a xenith X2?
By Customer Service on June 18, 2014
Answer:Some customers have been able to fit Schutt Super Pro facemasks on Xenith helmets. Using a facemask from one manufacturer and a helmet from another may void the warranty of both.
By shelby from sydney nova scotia on January 22, 2015will the schutt titanium big grill Schutt Titanium Big Grill Villain Super Pro fit my schutt recruit hybrid??
By Customer Service on January 26, 2015
Answer:No. Recruit helmets need DNA facemasks.
By ALEJANDRO from Mxico City, Mxico. on May 23, 2015TENGO UN CASCO XENITH VARSITY 2 Y QUIERO COLOCARLE UNA MASCARA BIG GRILL, QUE TIPO DE
MASCARA DEBO COLOCARLE?
By Customer Service on May 26, 2015
Answer:Unfortunately, there is no big grill-style facemask available for Xenith helmets.
By Cody from Aitkin, Minnesota on December 5, 2015do all regular schutt facemasks fit all schutt helmets
By Customer Service on December 7, 2015
Answer:No. Each style helmet has different masks to fit it. For example, if you have a Schutt Vengeance you will need Vengeance masks. If you have a Air XP, you will need Super-Pro masks. On our home helmet page, you can choose what kind of helmet you have and it will take you to the appropriate mask page.
By Ty from Cedaredge, Colorado on June 4, 2015Can you fit any Schutt Vengeance facemask on a schutt vengeance DCT?
By Customer Service on June 5, 2015
Answer:Yes, all Vengeance facemasks will fit on Vengeance helmets.
How to Choose a Football Facemask
The one thing between your face and your opponent is a thin piece of metal. This vital piece of protective gear is designed to help protect your face from the action you encounter on the football field.
Maybe, at first glance, you’d consider choosing the facemask with the most bars, but the choice is a bit more complex than that.
So, what is it you should look for when buying a facemask? Let’s get to it.MATERIAL
Facemasks are made of three standard materials: Carbon steel, stainless steel and titanium.
The most common option, and most affordable, is carbon steel. Tough and durable, carbon steel is heavier than other material choices.
Although more expensive, stainless steel facemasks offer durable protection with a lighter overall weight.
The top material, worn mainly by the pros, college athletes, and some elite high school teams is titanium. Titanium facemasks combine lightweight construction for speed with superb strength and durability.
No matter which material you choose, the model you need varies based on your position and responsibilities on the field.CLOSED CAGE
The closed caged, (also called a full cage) is a type of facemask does exactly what you’d expect: it maximizes the protection of your face without compromising your field of vision.
Closed cage models typically include numerous horizontal bars along the bottom half of the facemask. This type of facemask is a good option for players in the trenches who desire maximum protection for their eyes, face, mouth and chin from the fingers, arms and elbows of their opponents. Linemen, linebackers and fullbacks traditionally use this type of facemask due to the continued physical nature of their position.
More bars equals more protection and durability, but also lowers visibility and field of vision.OPEN CAGE
For some positions, added visibility is key to success. An open cage facemask has horizontal bars at nose level and below, but is open around the eye area to maximize the player’s field of vision.
These facemasks are designed for skill players like quarterbacks and wide receivers, who need to be able to see the whole field and the ball at all times. They are also good for kickers and punters, who need enough visibility to aim.
Some models are designed to provide extra protection for skill players who demand open vision and protection. Many open cage models include eye protection in the form of an extra vertical bar in the players’ peripheral view or the jawline to help reinforce oral and eye protection.
Open cage facemasks offer a good balance of vision and protection for players who possess the ball often and are looking for a better level of protection from oncoming hits. But if you need even more protection without sacrificing visibility, there is another option that you can clip to your facemask: a football visor.FOOTBALL VISORS
Although most leagues do not require football visors, they are increasingly popular with both youth and pro players because of the additional eye protection they can provide. They can also be helpful to filter out glare and could even make it more difficult for opponents to read your eyes during the play.
A lightweight material like polycarbonate, with an anti-fog layer, helps your vision remain unimpeded. So, if you’re looking to unlock advanced benefits, find a visor that has a tint like sunglasses, since that can help shroud your eyes and cut down severely on disruptive sunlight. Always check with your league regarding guidelines or limitations on what players are permitted to wear before picking up a tinted visor.
Generally speaking, most brands create facemasks specifically designed to fit on their specific helmets and come in youth or adult sizes.
Whether you’re going head to head with your team’s biggest competitor or scrimmaging during football camp, having the right facemask can make a big difference in protecting you on the gridiron.
Before the season starts, make sure you know what to look for when buying other vital football protective gear — like a football helmet and chin strap — so that you’re ready to take the field.
Helmet-based ventilation is superior to face mask for patients with respiratory distress
Striking news footage from Italy shows doctors treating coronavirus patients who are wearing bubble-shaped containers over their heads. These devices are used for patients suffering from acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) caused by COVID-19, the disease caused by the 2019 novel coronavirus. The helmet surrounds the patient’s entire head to supply oxygen and is sealed with a soft, airtight collar that wraps around the neck.
In 2016, researchers from the University of Chicago Medicine led a study showing that using these helmets instead of standard face masks that cover the nose and mouth helps critically ill patients breathe better and can prevent them from needing intubation with a ventilator machine. Patients with helmet ventilation also spent less time in the intensive care unit and had better survival.
On March 31, 2020, UChicago Medicine pulmonologists John Kress, MD, and Bhakti Patel, MD, were featured in an NBC News story about the helmet-based ventilators and the small company that produces them. View the news video below or read the NBC News article.
In a second study published in 2018, the researchers followed up with the same patients after one year. The patients who received helmet ventilation were more likely to be functionally independent than those given a face mask, and spent more days living at home.
The initial study, published in JAMA, followed 83 patients with ARDS, a severe and often lethal injury to the lungs. ARDS causes fluid to accumulate in the lungs’ microscopic air sacs. It can lead to partial collapse of the lungs, dangerously low blood-oxygen levels and death.
The subjects in this study all required mechanical breathing assistance. They were randomly assigned to receive some form of noninvasive ventilation, using either a standard mask or the helmet. A primary goal of noninvasive ventilation is to prevent intubation, placement of a tube through the mouth or nose into the trachea to pump air into the lungs. Complications of endotracheal intubation are common. They include pneumonia, the need for strong sedatives, and delirium.
“In this group of critically ill patients, the helmet made a substantial difference,” said pulmonologist John P. Kress, MD, professor of medicine at the University of Chicago and senior author of the study. “The University’s data and safety monitoring board recommended that we stop the trial early because the helmet consistently demonstrated multiple advantages, particularly the reduced need to intubate patients and longer-term reduction in mortality.”
“After reviewing our data,” he added, “the board felt that it would be difficult to justify enrolling more patients in the face mask arm of the trial, which exposed them to greater risks.”
The helmet “confers several advantages over the face mask,” the authors wrote. It is less likely to leak. This enables the care team to increase air pressure into the helmet, which helps keep the airway and lungs open and improves oxygen levels. It is also more comfortable, easier to tolerate because it doesn’t touch the face, and patients can see through it well enough to watch television, talk or read.
Assembly and preparation of the helmet (video by Mark Saathoff)Measure the neck size of the patient. Using the collar size guide, determine where to cut the rubber collar to ensure a tight yet comfortable seal at the neck. Attach the rubber collar to the plastic inner ring of the helmet. Now attach the inner ring to the helmet’s transparent hood and ensure a tight seal.
Attach the ventilator’s inspiratory and expiratory tubing to the port sites on the helmet. Set the ventilator to Pressure Support Mode. To improve patient ventilator synchrony, adjust the rise time to 50 milliseconds, and change the end flow to 50%. Stretch the rubber collar of the helmet and place over the patient’s head.
Once the helmet is fully inflated, attach felt arms drops to the front and back of the helmet. This secures the helmet’s position on the patient’s head. The helmet pressurizes in seconds. PEEP is increased to achieve adequate lung recruitment and oxygen saturation.
Notice that at this level of PEEP there’s no detectable leak in the ventilator circuit. FIO2 is also titrated to a non-toxic level to achieve oxygen saturations above 90%. Prior to application of the helmet, the patient was tachypneic and required 100% FIO2 to saturate at 93%. After transition to helmet non-invasive ventilation, the patient’s vital signs have substantially improved. The patient is now saturating at 99% on pressure support of 5 with a PEEP of 15 and an FIO2 of 60%.
Patients who required the face mask for oxygenation for at least 8 hours were eligible to enroll in the study. Forty-four of the 83 patients who qualified to participate were then randomly assigned to the helmet group.
The other 39 were assigned to the face mask group.
All patients were severely ill with a 50 percent risk of requiring intubation or dying in the intensive care unit. About half of the patients had weakened immune systems from cancer or transplantation.
Patients in the helmet group, however, were three times less likely to require intubation, the study’s primary endpoint. Only 18.2 percent of those wearing a helmet required an endotracheal tube, versus 61.5 percent of those wearing a face mask. The helmet group had, on average, more ventilator-free days (28 vs. 12.5).
Helmet patients also were more likely to survive. When compared at 90 days, 34 percent (15 patients) in the helmet group had died, compared to 56 percent (22 patients) in the face mask group.
Adverse trial-related events were minor. They included three skin ulcers for each group.
“These findings build on a shifting paradigm where less is more in the care of critically ill patients,” said Bhakti Patel, MD, assistant professor of medicine and first author of the study. “We have chosen less sedation for more mental animation; less bed rest for more physical activity; and now we’re choosing less intubations for more noninvasive ventilation.”
The helmets used in this study are distributed by Sea-Long Medical Systems, Inc, based in Texas.
CCM S20 Tacks 910 Helmet with Facemask
CCM S20 Tacks 910 Helmet with Facemask
Years of leading R&D and performance testing have led to the pinnacle in head protection. Introducing the Tacks 910, a sleek new helmet developed in collaboration with the neurotrauma impact science laboratory (NISL) at the University of Ottawa. Wrap your head in all-new pro-grade technologies that help protect your head while keeping you comfortable and at the top of your game.
Fluid Inside + D30 Smart Material – Combined with rate sensitive D30 Smart Material, New Fluid Inside Pods are strategically placed in the liner for unparalleled impact protection.
I.Q.Shion Gel Liner – New I.Q.SHION Gel Memory foam comfort liner layered on molded dual-density foams with a smooth contour edge, for premium comfort and fit. Feels good from the moment you put it on through to your last shift.
Active Stabilizer – New Self-Adjusting Active Stabilizer Rear Cushion supports the occipital bone region for an extra snug and comfortable fit.
Adjustment – with a new tool-free front-to-back adjustment, encased in a reinforced side impact frame for added rigidity, the Tacks 910 helmet makes it easier than ever to find your fit, Designed to fit a wider range of head sizes.
|CCM Tacks 910 Helmet – Combo|
|Protection:||Fluid Inside POD Matrix and D30 Technology||Designed for an elite level of protection, to dissipate impact energy and manage all types of impacts thanks to new Fluid Inside pods strategically placed in liner, combined with rate sensitive D30 Smart Material|
|Comfort:||I.Q. Shion Gel Memory Foam Comfort Liner and Dual Density Molded Foams with Smooth Contour Edge||Offer a pro level of comfort and fit with added benefit of sweat management properties at the front.|
|Adjustment:||Active Stabilizer and Tool-Free Adjustment System||Self-adjusting occiptial support cushion and easy front-to-back side adjustment with a wider size range for customized snug fit.|
|Shell:||Optimized Aesthetics and Reinforced Side Impact Frame||A pro-approved look with new structure stiffness for added protection on sides.|
|Available Sizes:||Small / Medium / Large|
|Available Colors:||Black / Navy / White / Royal / Red|
|Tacks 910 Helmet Combo – 780 Facemask
||Thin Flat Wires
||Thin alloy bars designed to provide maximum visibility.|
||Multi Density Foam Chin Cup with D30 Smart Material
||Designed to provide high levels of comfort, sweat management, and impact absorbing protection.|
Should You Wear A Mask Under A Helmet?
No matter where you live, by now you’ve no doubt heard that wearing a mask can help prevent the spread of COVID-19. If you’re unable to stay home, and must be around other people, the CDC and similar public health organizations around the world recommend both the wearing of masks and also maintaining a 6-foot (or 2 meter) social distance from other people.
What about when you’re on a motorcycle, though? Do you need to wear a mask if you’re on your bike? What about if you’re wearing a full-face helmet? Even before the pandemic struck, some riders, such as myself, chose to wear balaclavas under our helmets for various reasons. Among other things, they help keep the inside of your helmet from getting gunked up with sweat, hair products, sunscreen, and makeup. In the winter, they can help keep you warm, and moisture-wicking ones are great for summer riding comfort, as well. However, they’re a choice and not a requirement anywhere, as far as I know.
The surgical and cloth face masks that most medical authorities advise wearing to stop the spread of COVID-19 are a different matter, however. Rules and recommendations vary by health authority, so you should check with your local health department to see what is legally required and also what is advised for your health. Just because a mask is not legally required certainly doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t wear one if you prefer to do so.
However, wearing a mask underneath a full-face motorcycle helmet seems like it might be overkill. In fact, back when obtaining personal protective equipment was almost universally difficult for medical providers in the U.S., the Journal of the American Medical Association actually recommended wearing full-face motorcycle helmets with visors as a valid alternative to medical-grade PPE, in a pinch. The consensus seemed to be that while it wasn’t ideal, it was at least something. Welding masks and ice hockey face shields started showing up as alternative options around the same time, for the same reason.
Obviously, good full-face motorcycle helmets offer ventilation and airflow. While that makes them good for riding your bike, that also means that they’re far from perfect tools to prevent the spread of viral droplets. However, all the other types of masks that aren’t N95-grade also don’t do a whole lot to block tiny coronavirus particles. It’s not difficult to see why the idea of some type of physical barrier might be preferable to none, even if they’re not completely ideal.
The thing about motorcyclists is, we’re everywhere. We’re in every profession, have every type of job, and many of us ride to and from those jobs every day. It should come as no surprise that a doctor who’s also a rider has publicly considered the question of wearing a mask under a full-face helmet during the current pandemic.
“Surgical masks restrict your breathing. This can be fatal at high speeds when your adrenalin kicks in. Adrenalin will cause your heartbeat to double depending on your speed. This, in effect, will make you breathe faster and these masks will restrict your breathing and give your heart a hard time. Next, your brain will also suffer due to lack of oxygen until you blackout,” Dr. Tommy Lim told MotoPinas.
He went on to add that several other factors, both predictable and not, could contribute to difficulties breathing with a mask under a full-face helmet. Heat, humidity, a sudden accident up ahead that brings traffic to a hot and sticky crawl, you name it.
For our safety, both while riding and functioning in the world off our bikes during the pandemic, carrying our masks tucked safely away in a pocket is probably a good idea. It’s also probably best to clean our hands after taking our helmets off, and before putting those masks on our faces. Current CDC recommendation is to either wash your hands for at least 20 seconds, or use a hand sanitizer that has greater than 60 percent ethanol or 70 percent isopropanol content. Carrying a small bottle of hand sanitizer on our bikes is probably the most practical thing to do, if we want to put masks on our faces right after taking our helmets off.
Sources: CDC, MotoPinas, CDC, Journal of the American Medical Association
Leatherhead to Radio-head: The Evolution of the Football Helmet | Arts & CultureA chronology of NFL helmets NFLevolution.com
In professional football, the only line of defense against head injury –other than the defensive line– is the helmet. But the earliest football helmet looked more like a padded aviator cap than the high-tech crash-tested helmet used by today’s players. There’s a reason for that.
There are a few different stories about the invention of the football helmet but the earliest and the most frequently told dates back to they Army-Navy game of 1893. Admiral Joseph Mason Reeve (“the father of carrier aviation”) had apparently been kicked and hit in the head so many times, his doctor told him that another hard impact could lead to “instant insanity.” Determined to play in the big game, Reeve went to his shoemaker and had him fashion a moleskin hat with earflaps. So it was that the helmet –I’m using the term loosely, here– was born. But the football helmet would see battle off the field as well – Reeve took the design back to the Navy and it was briefly used by paratroopers during the first World War.Riddel’s Revolution helmet Riddel
In the early 1900s, soft leather skull caps appeared as optional headgear worn by few players. By the 1920s, hardened leather helmets were first worn, slightly increasing the level protection. Slightly. Perhaps more importantly, these early helmets inspire the popular vision of “old-timey” football, not to mention such films as the underrated Leatherheads, starring George Clooney and John Krasinski. But I digress.
Again, it’s worth reiterating that helmets were not mandatory. That wouldn’t happen until 1943. During the 1920s and 1930s, variations of the leather helmet appeared, but in 1939, the game changed –or at least became safer– when John T. Riddel introduced the first plastic helmet. Unfortunately, as plastics became more scarce during World War II, so did the more durable helmet. After the war, the helmets went back into production, but there was a problem with the plastic mix that cause many helmets to break into pieces. Remember that scene in Batman Begins where the cowl shatters? I imagine it was something like that.
As a result of the faulty plastic, the NFL banned the helmets. Within a year, the error had been corrected and the plastic helmet was formally re-introduced to professional football just a year later, quickly followed by the padded plastic helmet. (Note to people who get hit for a living: it’s always a good idea to add more pads.) Another important change came in 1948 when Los Angeles Rams halfback Fred Gehrke painted horns on either side of his helmet, making the rams the first professional team with a helmet emblem.
Up to this point, all the helmets were still open faced. And almost all those open faces had black eyes, bloody noses, and swollen lips. That changed in 1955 when a single face bar was added to the padded plastic helmets. And of course, with the invention of the face mask came the invention of the face-masking – banned in 1956. The single bar face mask was the invention of Paul Brown, the first coach of Cleveland’s professional football team, who came up with the prototype in order to keep starting quarterback Otto Graham in a game after he took a hard hit right to the kisser. Brown and the equipment manager quickly assembled the crossbar, patched up Graham, and sent him back on the field to win the game.
After the victory, a slightly more formal design was created and all Cleveland players were required to wear the single bar masks. Other NFL teams soon followed suit. Brown patented his design, known as the BT-5, and it went into production by Riddel, who still make the official helmet of the National Football League. By 1962, facemasks were worn by every player in the game. Former Detroit Lion Garo Yepremian was the last NFL player to play without any facemask, only adapting the crossbar in 1967. “’I would wake up every morning with blood in my mouth,’ he told ESPN. ‘I learned my lesson.’”
Though the single bar face mask was an important innovation, it was soon replaced by increasingly complex styles of face protection. In 2004, the NFL formally banned single bar helmets, but some players were grandfathered in. This exception was made exclusively for kickers, who like the single bar because what it lacked in safety, it made up for in visibility. The last single bar helmet appeared on a professional field in 2007.A sampling of the many face masks offered by Riddel Riddel
During the 1960s and 70s, manufacturers developed thick foam padding that was installed in the helmets and in 1975, the full face mask appeared. Today, dozens of face mask designs are available, offering a variety of options related to protection and visibility. By the mid 1980s, the football helmet had become a complex, highly engineered piece of equipment. A typical helmet weighed three pounds, with an outer shell composed of polycarbonate over a layer of aluminum and vinyl foam on top of plastic and then a thin layer of leather. The inside of the helmets were lined with foam padding and plastic pods or an inflatable layer designed to absorb the shock of impact and create as tight a fit as possible.
In 1995 the football helmet went high-tech, when a new rule permitted quarterback to have a radio transmitter in their helmets, making it possible for a team’s coach to call in plays without the need for elaborate sideline semaphore. The use of radio receivers –or should I say radio quarterbacks–are now regulated by the NFL, but it’s up to the teams to decide what kind of system they use. This sometimes can prove to be more of a hinderance than a help, as illustrated by the San Francisco 49ers, who until this year, were known for their terrible helmet radio system that would cut off in the middle of a called play or even pick up pilot chatter from passing aircraft.
Despite the relatively recent integration of this technology, helmet radios are by no means a new development in professional football. Once again, Paul Brown proves to be an innovator. The Cleveland Browns patriarch, who has many coaching “firsts” on his record, experimented with a citizen’s band radio in his quarterback’s helmet as far back as 1956. The last great official change to the helmet came in 1998 when transparent face shields were allowed to protect players’ eyes. Tinted visors, though they may look cool, are only permitted by the league with the approval of appropriate medical documentation.Crash testing a football helmet Riddel
Finally, it’s impossible to talk about helmets without saying a few words about safety. Head injury is a growing concern in all sports, but especially football. Just this past summer, 2,000 NFL players joined together in a lawsuit alleging that the League failed to adequately inform players of the neurological risks –dementia, depression, reduced cognitive ability, sleeplessness, early-onset Alzheimer’s– associated with getting pounded into the dirt day after day. Surprisingly, the rule book is light on helmet specifications. While there many incredibly specific rules on intentionally striking a player with a helmet or otherwise using the helmet with any sort of malicious intent, there are no rules dictating what kind of helmet a player can wear other than the stipulation that all helmets must be approved by the National Operating Committee on Standards for Athletic Equipment (NOCSAE).
Players are free to choose their own helmets for their own reasons, be it protection, nostalgia, or even vanity. Believe it or not, vanity was even a concern back in the halcyon days of Paul Brown, whose players initially objected to the face mask mandate because they made players too anonymous. Today, helmet mandates in the NFL rule book focuses only on the chinstrap and face mask:
Helmet with chinstrap (white only) fastened and face mask attached. Face masks must not be more than 5/8-inch in diameter and must be made of rounded material; transparent materials are prohibited.
That’s it. The only official rule on helmets. The only other regulations have to do with logos and branding. While the NOCSAE conduct myriad tests on helmets, they do not simulate conditions that can result in concussion, as The New York Times recently reported. However, there are signs that this many be changing. Today’s professional helmets are primarily made by two companies: Riddel and Schutt. Both manufacturers have released helmets designed specifically to protect against concussions after research found that most concussions were caused by hit impact to the side of the head or jaw. The NFL have also taken steps to ensure players safety, such as requiring a brief examination on the sideline after head blows, but the issue remains one of the most controversial in sports.
From humble, hand-cobbled beginnings in a shoe shop to the highly engineered designs produced in the elaborate testing facility of today’s top manufacturers, the football helmet has come a long way in just over a hundred years. But so has the game. Players are faster and stronger than they ever have been and the hits just keep on coming. New materials, new designs, new technologies, and perhaps even new regulations will make sure the helmet keeps up with the game.History Scientific Innovation Super Bowl Theories and Discovery
Facemask vs. Helmet | Noninvasive Ventilation
We use Noninvasive ventilation (NIV) to treat various disease processes, such as acute hypercapnic and hypoxemic respiratory failure, post-extubation failure, and neuromuscular diseases.1-3 Data supports NIV use in some conditions, like acute exacerbation of COPD and cardiogenic pulmonary edema, and continues to evolve in others.4-7 While proper patient selection is vital to the success of NIV, additional aspects of NIV are crucial to successful implementation and subsequent management of the modality. Ventilator, interface, and mode/setting selections are all critical components to the proper delivery of NIV.8-11
Several NIV interfaces are available, including nasal masks, oronasal masks, mouthpieces, total face masks, and helmets.12 When selecting the best interface, the clinician must consider various factors, such as patient tolerance factors, facial skin breakdown, medication delivery, and device availability. The primary clinical goal in NIV use is to minimize the need for intubation, invasive mechanical ventilation, and the associated adverse effects.13 This article will evaluate device interfaces, helmets, and facemasks (oronasal and total), for NIV delivery in the acute care setting.
Oronasal and Total Face Masks
Oronasal and total face masks are commonly used to deliver NIV for patients in acute respiratory failure.12,14 There is considerable data to support the clinical effectiveness of oronasal and total face masks.12,15 These masks are familiar to most clinicians and are available in many facilities.
There are some notable shortcomings with oronasal and total face masks that respiratory therapists should consider. Oronasal masks might increase the risk for aspiration, and patients may find it challenging to communicate and clear secretions while the mask is in place. The total face mask limits the use of aerosolized medications.12
Facial skin breakdown is also an important consideration with oronasal mask interfaces. The prolonged use of face masks interfaces has caused skin irritation and breakdown. A skin injury can occur after only a few hours, commonly seen on the bridge of the nose.16 Beyond the direct impact on the patient, facial skin breakdown is a significant source of concern with NIV use due to the negative impact that skin-related events have on costs and reimbursement.17,18
To mitigate skin breakdown on the bridge of the nose, total facemasks can be used, at least temporarily, as an alternative to oronasal masks to reduce the risk of skin damage.12 Total face masks help with skin breakdown by offloading the pressure placed on the bridge of the nose associated with the oronasal interface.16 Total face masks are comfortable, and some evidence suggests that switching between multiple different interfaces can minimize skin breakdown.15,16,19
The helmet interface can also be used to deliver NIV. Helmets cover the entire head and seal around the neck, having straps that fit under the arms.12,20,21 Some evidence suggests that helmets may be an alternative to masks at improving arterial blood gases, and many patients tolerate the interface well.10 Helmet NIV can improve oxygenation, inspiratory effort, and shortness of breath compared to high flow nasal oxygen therapy in patients with acute hypoxemic respiratory failure.22 A 2016 systematic review and meta-analysis that included 11 studies and 621 patients found that helmet NIV was associated with a reduction in intubation and hospital mortality when compared to study control strategies. The study authors noted that the helmet was at least as effective as the mask interfaces regarding gas exchange. They also noted that more extensive studies (randomized controlled trials) were needed, as robust scientific evidence was lacking.23 A 2017 systematic review and meta-analysis, in a subgroup analysis, also suggested that helmet NIV could reduce intubation and mortality in some patients. Similar to the 2016 study, the authors conceded that their study findings needed to be confirmed by larger studies.24
Respiratory therapists must know the potential limitations of the helmet. While the helmet does not carry the same risk of facial skin irritation and breakdown as the mask devices, the skin should be monitored around the neck and under the arms where the straps touch the patient.13 Additionally, the increased volume inside of the helmet might increase the likelihood of CO2 rebreathing. Rebreathing of CO2 is dependent on the amount of fresh gas that flushes the device and the amount produced by the patient.12,25 Thus, adequate gas flows and proper safety valves are needed to assure patient safety during helmet NIV.25
Which interface is best?
The choice of interface is an important consideration when delivering NIV. Oronasal and total face masks are common choices to deliver NIV in the acute care setting. Evidence supports using either mask to deliver NIV to treat acute hypoxemic respiratory failure.12 These masks are often readily available in acute care settings, and respiratory therapists are familiar with their uses and limitations. The helmet interface may be a viable alternative to mask interfaces due to the lower risk of facial dermal lesions (compared to masks), patient tolerability, and some positive outcomes. The helmet interface received much attention during the COVID-19 pandemic, as some European organizations recommended it to reduce aerosol dispersion for the safety of healthcare providers.27 Some reports have indeed demonstrated the feasibility of the helmet interface during the pandemic.28,29 That said, a recent randomized clinical trial showed that patients with moderate to severe hypoxemia due to COVID-19 treated with helmet NIV had no difference in days free of respiratory support when compared to high-flow nasal oxygen.30
It is not clear which is superior for the delivery of NIV, mask interfaces or helmets. It is likely that both options play a role and have clinical use in scenarios where their unique attributes make them the best option. However, it is also likely that both have limitations that prevent their use in some clinical situations. More research is needed to help drive decisions regarding the various NIV interfaces’ use and the management strategies unique to each. Regardless of the NIV interface used, respiratory therapists responsible for the initiation and subsequent management of NIV should be well trained on each interface they have available to them in their facility.
- Hill NS, Spoletini G, Schumaker G, Garpestad E. Noninvasive Ventilatory Support for Acute Hypercapnic Respiratory Failure. Respir Care. 2019;64(6):647-657.
- Piraino T. Noninvasive Respiratory Support in Acute Hypoxemic Respiratory Failure. Respir Care. 2019;64(6):638-646.
- Benditt JO. Respiratory Care of Patients With Neuromuscular Disease. Respir Care. 2019;64(6):679-688.
- Brochard L, Isabey D, Piquet J, et al. Reversal of acute exacerbations of chronic obstructive lung disease by inspiratory assistance with a face mask. N Engl J Med. 1990;323(22):1523-1530.
- Osadnik CR, Tee VS, Carson-Chahhoud KV, Picot J, Wedzicha JA, Smith BJ. Noninvasive ventilation for the management of acute hypercapnic respiratory failure due to exacerbation of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2017;7(7):CD004104.
- Kondo Y, Kumasawa J, Kawaguchi A, Seo R, Nango E, Hashimoto S. Effects of noninvasive ventilation in patients with acute respiratory failure excluding post-extubation respiratory failure, cardiogenic pulmonary edema and exacerbation of COPD: a systematic review and meta-analysis. J Anesth. 2017 Oct;31(5):714-725.
- Vital FM, Ladeira MT, Atallah AN. Noninvasive positive pressure ventilation (CPAP or bilevel NPPV) for cardiogenic pulmonary oedema. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2013 May 31;(5):CD005351. doi: 10.1002/14651858.CD005351.pub3. Update in: Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2019 Apr 05;4:CD005351. PMID: 23728654.
- Scott JB. Ventilators for Noninvasive Ventilation in Adult Acute Care. Respir Care. 2019;64(6):712-722.
- Chiumello D, Pelosi P, Carlesso E, Severgnini P, Aspesi M, Gamberoni C, Antonelli M, Conti G, Chiaranda M, Gattinoni L. Noninvasive positive pressure ventilation delivered by helmet vs. standard face mask. Intensive Care Med. 2003 Oct;29(10):1671-9.
- Pisani L, Mega C, Vaschetto R, Bellone A, Scala R, Cosentini R, Musti M, Del Forno M, Grassi M, Fasano L, Navalesi P, Nava S. Oronasal mask versus helmet in acute hypercapnic respiratory failure. Eur Respir J. 2015 Mar;45(3):691-9.
- Kwok H, McCormack J, Cece R, Houtchens J, Hill NS. Controlled trial of oronasal versus nasal mask ventilation in the treatment of acute respiratory failure. Crit Care Med. 2003;31(2):468-473.
- Hess DR. Noninvasive ventilation for acute respiratory failure. Respir Care. 2013;58(6):950-972.
- Piraino T. Noninvasive Respiratory Support. Respir Care. 2021;66(7):1128-1135.
- Crimi C, Noto A, Princi P, Esquinas A, Nava S. A European survey of noninvasive ventilation practices. Eur Respir J. 2010 Aug;36(2):362-9.
- Chacur FH, Vilella Felipe LM, Fernandes CG, Lazzarini LC. The total face mask is more comfortable than the oronasal mask in noninvasive ventilation but is not associated with improved outcome. Respiration. 2011;82(5):426-430.
- Yamaguti WP, Moderno EV, Yamashita SY, Gomes TG, Maida AL, Kondo CS, de Salles IC, de Brito CM. Treatment-related risk factors for development of skin breakdown in subjects with acute respiratory failure undergoing noninvasive ventilation or CPAP. Respir Care. 2014 Oct;59(10):1530-6.
- Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), HHS. Medicaid program; payment adjustment for provider-preventable conditions including health care-acquired conditions. Final rule. Fed Regist2011;76(108):32816–32838.
- Visscher MO, White CC, Jones JM, Cahill T, Jones DC, Pan BS. Face Masks for Noninvasive Ventilation: Fit, Excess Skin Hydration, and Pressure Ulcers. Respir Care. 2015;60(11):1536-1547.
- Brill, A.-K. (2014). How to avoid interface problems in acute noninvasive ventilation. Breathe, 10(3), 230–242.
- Amirfarzan H, Cereda M, Gaulton TG, et al. Use of Helmet CPAP in COVID-19 – A practical review [published online ahead of print, 2021 Feb 1]. Pulmonology. 2021;S2531-0437(21)00040-4.
- Nava S, Navalesi P, Gregoretti C. Interfaces and humidification for noninvasive mechanical ventilation. Respir Care 2009;54(1):71-84.
- Grieco DL, Menga LS, Raggi V, et al. Physiological Comparison of High-Flow Nasal Cannula and Helmet Noninvasive Ventilation in Acute Hypoxemic Respiratory Failure. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2020;201(3):303-312.
- Liu Q, Gao Y, Chen R, Cheng Z. Noninvasive ventilation with helmet versus control strategy in patients with acute respiratory failure: a systematic review and meta-analysis of controlled studies. Crit Care. 2016;20(1):265.
- Xu XP, Zhang XC, Hu SL, et al. Noninvasive Ventilation in Acute Hypoxemic Nonhypercapnic Respiratory Failure: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. Crit Care Med. 2017;45(7):e727-e733.
- Radovanovic D, Rizzi M, Pini S, Saad M, Chiumello DA, Santus P. Helmet CPAP to Treat Acute Hypoxemic Respiratory Failure in Patients with COVID-19: A Management Strategy Proposal. J Clin Med. 2020;9(4):1191.
- Bello G, De Pascale G, Antonelli M. Noninvasive Ventilation. Clin Chest Med. 2016;37(4):711-721.
- Raoof S, Nava S, Carpati C, Hill NS. High-Flow, Noninvasive Ventilation and Awake (Nonintubation) Proning in Patients With Coronavirus Disease 2019 With Respiratory Failure. Chest. 2020;158(5):1992-2002.
- Coppadoro A, Benini A, Fruscio R, et al. Helmet CPAP to treat hypoxic pneumonia outside the ICU: an observational study during the COVID-19 outbreak. Crit Care. 2021;25(1):80.
- Rali AS, Howard C, Miller R, et al. Helmet CPAP revisited in COVID-19 pneumonia: A case series. Can J Respir Ther. 2020;56:32-34.
- Grieco DL, Menga LS, Cesarano M, et al. Effect of Helmet Noninvasive Ventilation vs High-Flow Nasal Oxygen on Days Free of Respiratory Support in Patients With COVID-19 and Moderate to Severe Hypoxemic Respiratory Failure: The HENIVOT Randomized Clinical Trial. JAMA. 2021;325(17):1731-1743
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Andrew Klein, MS, RRT, RRT-ACCS, RRT-NPS, AE-C is an adult clinical specialist at Rush University Medical Center. He has been a respiratory therapist for 17 years, with experience in adult critical care. He has been an AARC recognized preceptor for the past 4 years, and has lectured at local, state, and national conferences. Brady Scott, PhD, RRT-ACCS, FAARC is the director of clinical education and associate professor for the respiratory care program at Rush University. He has been a respiratory therapist for more than 20 years, with clinical practice experience in adult emergency/critical respiratory care. In 2007, he was named the Adult Acute Care Specialty Practitioner of the Year by the American Association for Respiratory Care (AARC). He has lectured at regional, state, national and international conferences on topics pertaining to respiratory care. His research interests include simulation-based education and emergency/critical respiratory care.90,000 mask is … What is a helmet mask?
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Helmet with mask for martial arts – Helmet with plastic mask – Boxing helmet with mask
Boxing and other types of martial arts are the most traumatic sports, so a boxer cannot do without reliable equipment. A helmet is an indispensable element of protective ammunition. About 40% of aimed strikes during a fight are directed precisely at the head, therefore, it is worth approaching the protection of the head and face as responsibly as possible, choosing a high-quality helmet.
At an affordable price, you can buy helmets with a transparent plastic mask for various types of martial arts, as well as helmets with a steel mask for army hand-to-hand combat. A reliable helmet will help you avoid injury and keep yourself safe while sparring. At the same time, the athlete still feels a disorienting blow, so the equipment does not affect the outcome of the fight.
Specifications boxing helmet with mask
Helmets with a plastic mask are designed for kudo and other types of contact martial arts.The characteristics of each model differ depending on the manufacturer, but all helmets have the following parameters:
- high quality synthetic leather / genuine leather;
- modern shock-absorbing fillers;
- mask made of durable thick plastic;
- protection of the ears, chin, occiput and parietal region;
- comfortable fit and comfortable fit.
We have models with removable and non-removable plastic mask.
Helmets with steel bars are specially designed for military hand-to-hand combat. These models provide a high degree of head and face protection. Natural or synthetic leather is used as the main material of the product, inside the helmet is filled with shock-absorbing material that absorbs shocks. The products fit snugly in the head, have an anatomically correct shape, and due to the Velcro, they are securely fixed on the head and do not move during training. In most models, the width of the mask can be adjusted.
Helmets with mask for martial arts from the best brands
We offer original sports goods from Danata, AML, Expert, Ray-sport. Each of the models presented in the catalog is distinguished by its strength and durability. All martial arts helmets available from us will last for a long time, providing the maximum degree of protection and comfort when sparring.
Need help choosing? Consult the store managers and choose the optimal model for reliable protection in training!
Video review of helmets with a mask:
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|Toys for children over 3 years old, made of plastic – helmets, masks, goggles, gloves, wristbands, arm pads, including those imitating muscles, shields, combat armor, wings, watches, bracelets, rings, medals , game items||9503007000|
|Hats, knitted scarves for men and women, all knitted and cut, incl.including sets: hats, caps with earflaps, hats-helmets, comforters, caps-masks, hats with ears, hats, berets, caps, caps, with finishing from is||650500|
|Knitted hats for men and women from yarn from synthetic fibers and threads, from half-woolen and wool yarn, including trimmed with artificial and natural fur: hats, caps-masks, hats-helmets, incl.||6506|
|Sound amplification device in the form of a stylized helmet mask, model “ZBCEHELMENTPRM”||8518309500|
|Personal eye protection for welding and similar processes.Goggles, shields, helmet-masks and replaceable screens for them to protect against splashes of molten metal, hot particles and heat radiation, models||6506910000|
|Personal protective equipment for face and head from thermal radiation, splashes of molten metal and hot particles during welding – welding masks (helmets) of the WESTER trademark, model||6506101000|
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|Knitted hats for men and women in sets and individual items: masks, helmets, berets, hats, hats, caps, jockey caps, baseball caps, panama hats made of cotton, mixed, all-woolen, woolen and semi-woolen blends||650500|
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|Hats for men and women marked “SpecTex37”: baseball cap, cap, bandana, knitted mask (helmet-mask), panama, padded cap, comforter, cap, hat, cap with earflaps made of cotton and polyacrylonitrile||6505004000|
|“JIN YU” trade mark made of artificial materials for adults: helmet-mask.||6506108000|
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|Headdress made of artificial materials for adults with the “HORGAS” mark: helmet-mask.||6506108000|
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|Filtering respirator “Industrial filtering gas mask of large size PFPB” consisting of: face parts panoramic mask MAG (category 2) TU 2568-123-05795731-2003 or helmet-mask SHM-2012 TU 2568-345-05808014-2013 and film|
|Toys for children over 3 years old made of plastic, helmets, masks, gloves, wristbands, arm pads imitating muscles, glasses, toys depicting household items, tools, toy houses, locks, incl||9503007000|
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panoramic mask, helmet mask and other types of gas masks
The gas mask is the main component of this device.Gas masks, depending on the type and purpose, may have masks of different modifications.
Gas mask – an integral part of RPE
Of course, without a mask, a gas mask cannot be called a gas mask. The mask is one of its main components, which is responsible for a number of important functions in the operation of the entire device. When choosing a gas mask, it is very important to choose a mask that is suitable not only in size, but also corresponding to the field of application of this protective equipment.
Varieties of gas masks
All gas masks differ in design depending on the field of application.So, masks can be made with round-shaped eyeglass assemblies having a standard or frontal arrangement, with trapezoidal eyeglass assemblies having an increased viewing angle, or with panoramic glass. The material for the gas mask is usually durable rubber, or resistant thermoplastic. The standard mask is worn only on the face, covering it from the chin to the forehead inclusively and leaving the head and ears open. The mask in the version of the helmet completely covers the entire head, in some models it has slits for the ears.Masks with panoramic glass are worn only on the face. Helmet masks have fixed sizes, face pieces with headbands – have the ability to adjust sizes.
Gas masks can have attachments for one or two filters. One filter can be mounted on either side or in the center. Two filters are usually placed on each side.
In addition, gas masks can be equipped with an intercom, a device for receiving liquid.
Helmet gas mask
Helmet gas mask is made of durable rubber in green or black color and completely covers the entire head (including ears). In some models, for example, in military gas masks, there are special slots in the place for the ears to ensure the best hearing in combat conditions.
Helmet gas mask protects the entire head from the effects of hazardous substances, is lightweight and low cost.
These types of masks are available in five standard sizes, therefore, before choosing a gas mask, it is very important to initially select the correct size of the mask – there are no fit straps in the helmet masks.
Such masks have a standard spectacle assembly and, accordingly, a small viewing angle. Specialized modifications of gas masks with a helmet mask can also have a frontal arrangement of glasses – if necessary, work with optical devices.
Panoramic gas mask
The panoramic gas mask features a panoramic viewing glass instead of the standard spectacle assembly.Also, these masks have inhalation and exhalation valves, an intercom and an adjustable elastic headband. The body of the mask is made of thermoplastic elastomer or rubber.
Based on the design, the advantages of the panoramic mask include a large viewing area, as well as the ability to adjust the size due to the tightening headband for any head coverage. In addition, these types of masks can be used by people wearing glasses.
Unlike the helmet-mask, the panoramic mask protects only the face, leaving the ears and head exposed.
Children’s gas mask
Gas masks for children are divided into preschool children and schoolchildren, and accordingly have smaller sizes. Also, children’s gas masks are lighter and have less breathing resistance than ordinary civilian gas masks. Otherwise, the design of the gas mask does not change – spectacle assemblies (flat glasses) with anti-fog films, inhalation / exhalation valves and a filter mount.
You can buy a gas mask in the catalog “Accessories for gas masks” – “Face parts (masks)”
| B-369M.ESD Helmet-mask reusable for cleanroom personnel of cleanliness classes
ISO 3-8 (zones A – D). The antistatic properties of the headgear and the effect of minimal dust and lint are achieved through the use of pile-free polyester fabrics with a carbon conductive thread. special mesh elements in the ear area.
This headgear meets the requirements of GOST R 53734.5.2-2009, GOST R 52249-2009 (GMP Rules), GOST R 52538-2006,
GOST R ISO 14644, which allows it to be used in clean industrial premises of ISO 3-8 classes.