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Seattle startup gets $6M to keep making safer football helmets

Vicis Zero 1 helmet

A Seattle Startup just earned another $6 million to keep making safer football helmets.

Last year KIRO 7 reported on the Vicis Zero1 helmet.

The startup says the helmet will keep the brain far safer because it's designed to absorb more impact.

Older helmets are only designed to mitigate skull fractures.

“This is like we're dealing with an egg. Today's helmets protect the egg shell, keep it from cracking. But we also want to protect the egg yolk from sloshing around like the brain,” Vicis CEO Dave Marver told KIRO 7 last year.

The helmets cost $1,500.

Vicis will use the latest investment to commercialize the gear for the upcoming football season.