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CT man develops mask to reduce concussions

A Connecticut man has developed a mask that he believes will help prevent sports concussions. Jason Klein is a former minor league umpire from Orange. He owns Force3 Pro Gear. He says his Force3 Defender

News 12 Staff

Mar 12, 2016, 4:17 AM

Updated 3,049 days ago

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A Connecticut man has developed a mask that he believes will help prevent sports concussions.
Jason Klein is a former minor league umpire from Orange. He owns Force3 Pro Gear. He says his Force3 Defender mask, which is the only mask with springs, will revolutionize baseball and other sports like hockey and lacrosse. 
"One day, I just said this is a piece of equipment that has not been changed in a hundred years, and I just kept thinking how can this be changed," says Klein. "It just hit me that we can put some kind of shock absorber in this mask."
The mask has built-in spring technology that Klein believes greatly reduces head trauma by absorbing the impact of hits. According to Klein, lab tests show that the mask reduces the impact of hits by an average of 50 percent.
Atlanta Braves catcher Tyler Flowers is currently using the mask, and other Major League Baseball players have been asking about it.


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