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Science Xplained: The (Bubble) Wrap on Football Helmets

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Published on Nov 27, 2012

There has been lots of talk in the news about head injuries in American football. Using an egg and bubble wrap, Dr. Ainissa Ramirez shows how football helmets are designed to reduce skull fractures, but are poor at preventing brain injuries (or concussions). This video suggests that all of us (engineers, scientists, owners, players and fans) will have to work together to improve players' safety.

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