The risk of head injury in contact and high-speed sports has
been reduced considerably with the use of modern helmets. Unfortunately, the
forces applied to the neck and brain stem as a result of hits, crashes and falls
increase when a helmet is worn. The L.E.X.BRACE (Low Energy eXchange brace), a
patented sports neck brace, has been designed to absorb and divert energy away
from the neck to the shoulder. It can minimize concussions by reducing the
whiplash effect caused by a helmet on the head during hits or checks. It will
allow good head mobility when fitted properly and can be removed anytime between
plays, as it does not attach to the helmet or shoulder pads. As opposed to other
available braces, it will absorb energy in all directions, in particular the most
serious being axial loading and in flexion. The L.E.X.BRACE has been successfully
field-tested for 2 years at the high school level. Initial biomechanical testing
indicates superior protection by the L.E.X.BRACE compared to a cervical "roll"
collar or the "cowboy" collar. Dr. Hartunian, the inventor, is an orthopedic
surgeon and sports medicine specialist who has been in practice for 20 years. He
has prepared a detailed video which is available upon request by calling him.
Thank you for your interest.
Companies or venture capitalists interested in licensing this patented device can find more information at this link.
This web site is an overview of the features of the
L.E.X.BRACE. A rundown of these features, with pictures, is available by clicking
"Features" above. For more information, or to answer specific questions
not covered here, click "Contact Info" above to contact the inventor of
the L.E.X.BRACE directly.