Dartmouth's Controlled Tackle Dummy
Dartmouth has been working on a way to better help athletes train for the game in a way that helps to prevent injuries.
Dartmouth has been working on a way to better help athletes train for the game in a way that helps to prevent injuries. The "Mobile Virtual Player" is a padded remote-controlled figure allows the players to complete their tackle in a way that isn't jarring to the player. This tackle dummy allows players to make full contact but minimize head and neck injuries. This kind of a dummy simulates what the players will come across in during the games. The dummy costs $3,500 to manufacture making it more of an upscale purchase for teams and leagues to invest in. A patent is pending for this product and business plan is being developed to market this products to leagues at all levels of play.