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Ethan was warned by his neurologist to stop playing football, because further injuries might affect his brain.
"In my junior year, I got my fourth concussion. I was told by my neurologist that if I continued to play, I may not graduate high school, let alone college", he explained.
After almost a year doing research, the student tried to find a way to prevent this. He and two classmates developed alight-weight helmet, made of carbon and fiber material, that can reduce the impact injuries by almost 75%.
"The entire thing weighs about three pounds compared to the regular football helmet that weighs four", noted Jessica Lukowski, a co-inventor of a state-of-the-art helmet.
The prototype of this helmet was showcased at the Francis Tuttle pre-engineering academy, in 2015.
"It would help people not to worry so much, moms not to worry about their kids going into football," the students said.
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