Oklahoma QB Dillon Gabriel Gets Fitted For Revolutionary Smart Helmet Intended To Improve Player Safety

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Earlier this offseason, former UCF quarterback Dillon Gabriel committed to play his final year of eligibility at UCLA. Not long thereafter, he decommitted from the Bruins and reunited with his former offensive coordinator Jeff Lebby at Oklahoma.

Now that he is projected to be the start for the Sooners in 2022, he is getting all geared up. On Tuesday morning, the 21-year-old was seen getting fitted for a revolutionary helmet that is intended to increase player safety.

Riddell’s Axiom football helmet has a lot of new features that are intended to put the players first. They are designed to be the most advanced, personalized football helmet on the market.

The biggest aspect of the helmet is the smart technology that is connected to Riddell’s new InSite Analytics software. The software allows teams to view head impact date on individual players and position group analysis.

Web-based, the analytics platform show as the quantity of team and individual head collisions increases or decreases on both a daily and weekly basis. It also includes charts that show the frequency of impact to specific locations, such as the back, front, left, right, or top of the head.

The technology is a huge breakthrough in the space and could see a significant increase in how head injuries and hits to the head are documented, treated, and perhaps most importantly, viewed.

In addition, the Axiom helmet offers personalized protection.

Rather than trying to find the best fit, Axiom finds the perfect fit. Players are fitted for their helmets through Riddell’s Verifyt app. It scans thickness, shape and contour of an athlete’s head, and Riddell takes that date to add interior liner pads to the helmet that properly fit the athlete in terms of comfort and protection.

The helmet also includes flex system panels to improve impact response and a new facemask that is intended to better manage and respond to the energy of an impact. Riddell also installed a panoramic visor that strengthens the facemask structure and provides a better view of the field.

Here is a breakdown of the helmet and its functions:

Gabriel is the first of many athletes who will likely get fitted for Axiom helmets. As they become more popular and well-known in the space, this helmet is going to change how helmets are made. And rightfully so.