GLEN MILLS, Pa., Jan. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Protective gear from Unequal® Technologies, the leading provider of personalized, concealed sports protection, was named the No. 1 tech innovation of 2013 by Esquire.com in the recent blog "A Sexy Geek on the Top 10 Tech Innovations of 2013."
Unequal is featured for its multifaceted approach to protection, including outfitting pro football linebacker James Harrison after he suffered an orbital fracture, providing movie stars and stunt men with custom gear on set, and even developing versions of the company's technology to help protect international media correspondents. Unequal took the top spot in tech innovation among a suite of advanced products that also included Google Glass, the IBM Watson supercomputer and Oculus Rift virtual reality glasses.
"Sports safety is so important and I'm fascinated by the advancements in the field," said Katie Linendoll, host of Spike's All Access Weekly, in the Esquire.com article. "There's no doubt it's the best innovation of 2013."
Unequal manufactures protective gear for head, body, feet and customizable applications using a patented, military-grade composite that helps reduce acceleration upon impact. Members of the military and professional athletes in the NFL, NHL, MLB and X Games, as well as at colleges, universities and youth leagues across the country rely on Unequal to help keep them safe.
Rob Vito, Unequal CEO, said, "We are honored to be recognized by leaders in the tech world for Unequal's innovative applications. From the battlefield to the gridiron, we know that Unequal performs better than any similar protective gear available."
To learn more about Unequal products or Unequal Technologies, visit unequal.com.
About Unequal Technologies
Unequal Technologies' mission is to protect people in the military, sports, work and life. Unequal Technologies is the leading provider of supplemental protection technology. Its patented fusion of a military-grade composite fortified with Kevlar®, Accelleron™ and optional ImpacShield™ is engineered for personalized, concealed protection. Unequal is committed to help reduce blunt force trauma generated by sports and military impacts. Professionals in the NFL, NHL, MLB and X Games, as well as college and youth athletes in football, baseball, soccer, hockey, lacrosse, action sports, contact sports and other activities, wear Unequal's protective head and body gear. With more than 85 international and U.S. patents and patents pending, Unequal products have been tested by independent certified laboratories, OEM facilities and top universities. Unequal is the proud recipient of the DuPont™ Kevlar® Innovation Award and is one of Forbes' 100 Most Promising Companies.
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