GLEN MILLS, Pa., Sept. 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Unequal® Technologies, the leading provider of customized, concealed sports protection, today announced Erin Hanlon, Ph.D., as the company's new Director of Advanced Composites Lab, effective immediately. Hanlon's primary role will be to develop and implement a state-of-the-art testing facility within Unequal's lab.
"Adding top experts such as Dr. Hanlon to our team will help us continue to push the limits of innovation in protective technology," said Unequal CEO Rob Vito. "We're thrilled to have Dr. Hanlon join the Unequal team."
Hanlon has completed extensive biomechanical research and most recently was a biomedical engineer for the Army Research Laboratory in their Warfighter Survivability Branch. She holds a doctorate in biomedical engineering from Wayne State University and has been published in multiple peer-reviewed studies. An avid sports enthusiast, Hanlon studied on-field head acceleration during soccer play for her dissertation.
Hanlon said, "Unequal is a recognized leader in pushing boundaries of safety and protection. The military and sports experience and knowledge I hope to bring to the table will help to continue their excellent track record of product development."
Unequal products utilize a patented, military-grade composite fortified with Kevlar®, Accelleron™ and an ImpacShield™ to reduce and disperse impact forces. All Unequal products for the head, body, foot and custom use undergo extensive testing.
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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 an ImpacShield™ is engineered for customized, 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.
Remember, head and body protection are the second line of defense. Being careful and responsible is the first priority. Helmet and body pads do have limitations. No helmet pad can prevent or eliminate the risk of concussions or other serious head injuries while playing sports. Scientists have also not reached agreement on how the results of impact absorption tests relate to concussions. No conclusions about a reduction of risk or severity of concussive injury should be drawn from impact absorption tests. Unequal products are not bulletproof, bullet resistant, stab resistant or stab-proof. Obey the rules and "Code of Conduct" of your particular sport, game or activity. Use common sense and practice safe sports. For more information, visit www.unequal.com.
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