Sports Helmets, Catcher’s Mask

first_imgThomas J. Gill IVAssociate Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Harvard Medical SchoolChief, MGH Sports Medicine ServiceHarvard has a long history of innovation and leadership in sports medicine. Augustus Thorndike, A.B. 1884, M.D. 1888, at the Massachusetts General Hospital is considered the father of sports medicine because he recognized the special health risks faced by athletes. Because he understood those, he developed the first helmets to be used in football and hockey.The consistent use of such protective gear and the provision of specialized medical care for athletes is a relatively recent development. The first piece of protective equipment in American sports, the baseball catcher’s mask, was developed at Harvard. The mask was worn by James A. Tyng, A.B. 1876, in either a game between Harvard and the Boston Red Stockings that year or between Harvard and the Live Oaks team from Lynn in 1877.Catchers had started to inch closer to home plate to better field bunts, throw out base runners, and frame pitches. Since Tyng had been struck by several foul tips in the head and face, he had become “more or less timid,” according to Harvard baseball manager Frederick W. Thayer, A.B. 1878, who designed the first catcher’s mask for Tyng. The mask was modeled on a fencing mask with eyes holes cut into it, and it was made by a Cambridge tinsmith.There have been many variations in the design of catchers’ masks to maximize facial protection, minimize obstruction to visibility, and minimize weight. The latest designs closely resemble the goalie’s mask in hockey.last_img read more

ICE 2017 Competitions’ take centre stage from 7-9 February

first_img StumbleUpon Share Submit ICE London confirms double digit attendance increase April 10, 2018 Share Clarion Gaming the event organisers of ICE 2017 (7-9 February at London Excel), global gaming’s biggest industry conference have set up a number of ‘challenges’ for attending show delegates in order to maximise coverage of product, services and new technologies.Following the popularity of last year’s ‘Operator Challenge’ and ‘Game To Watch’ Competitions, Clarion Gaming returns the format, adding a further new ‘ICE VOX Prophet’ competition.Parties interested in competing in these challenges have been asked to submit applications to Nicola Mackay ([email protected]) by 9 January (entry closing date).Below is the official breakdown of ICE 2017 CompetitionsSupplier ChallengeThe Operator Challenge is back for the third year! A panel of operators will discuss the top 5 iGaming challenges and 5 selected suppliers will each have 5 minutes to present their solutions to those challenges.Think you have solutions to one of the top iGaming challenges? Suppliers who would like to enter are asked to submit proposals to address one or more of the Challenges.Download the entry form hereICE VOX Prophets (NEW!)As part of the ICE VOX 2017 BetMarkets programme, Clarion Gaming introduces this brand new challenge. What will the future of betmarkets look like? Got your own ideas? Submit your proposal to become an ICE VOX Prophet!Five ICE VOX Prophets will be selected to make their predictions for the future of the gaming industry in just 5 minutes. Clarion Gaming invite the audience to give their opinion and then they will vote on which predictions they believe most likely to come true.Download your entry form hereGame to Watch Competition Our annual Game to Watch Competition is back! Entries are open to indie game developers from around the globe. Accompanied by Happy Hour Drinks, the competition will take place right on the exhibition floor with the winner announced live at the show!Have you developed (or are you in the process of developing) the next big thing in gaming? This is your chance to be one of only 5 developers who will get 5 minutes to pitch to the world’s gaming decision makers!Download your entry form here Related Articles OPTIMA – the choice for those who want to lead and be different February 16, 2018 Dan Towse: Marathonbet – Trust fading as brands turn to influencers November 21, 2019last_img read more