WASHINGTON, June 6, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Former All-Pro NFL cornerback, Shawn Springs is the CEO and FOUNDER of Windpact, Inc.. Windpact's patented "Crash Cloud™" technology was born out of a desire to minimize sports-related concussive head trauma. Shawn was inspired to launch the company after observing the performance of his children's car seat after a serious accident involving him and his sons. The car was totaled but the children walked away with only scratches. This accident was a major turning point for Shawn and became the catalyst for the launch of Windpact. Shawn thought if a car seat can save the lives of his children in a severe car wreck, than perhaps that same technology could be adapted to football and other contact sports helmets to help prevent traumatic brain injury like concussion and Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy or CTE.
CTE is a progressive degenerative disease found in people who have had a severe blow or repeated blows to the head.
Concussion and CTE have risen to the level of a public health crisis that has captured the national stage. The issue sparked a major motion picture called "CONCUSSION" starring, Will Smith and ignited a rigorous dialogue and brought to light the grave dangers of head injury.
For Shawn, the issue of helmet safety is deeply personal, not just business. Recently retired, Shawn still has many friends active in the NFL. He is the son of former Dallas Cowboy running back Ron Springs and grew up around the game even before stepping on the field himself. "Windpact is my way of giving back to the game I love," said Shawn Springs, CEO of Windpact, "by improving the safety for the players who play now and those who will play in the future." "The Power of the Windpact system ultimately comes from the air dispersion in our Crash Cloud technology," says COO Max Moyer.
The Crash Cloud system is made up of three elements: Wind Springs™, Impact Vents™ and Refresh Vents.™ "These features combine to produce self-recovering airbags that instantly absorb and disperse the impact of a hit," said Maurice Kelly, Windpact's Chief Innovation Officer. This technology has the potential to revolutionize the way helmets are designed and manufactured forever. Windpact doesn't manufacture helmets, but rather wants to be the "Intel Inside" for helmet safety and license its patented Crash Cloud system to key sport and recreation helmet manufacturers around the world. Windpact's current aim is to become synonymous with head protection by building a leading brand in safety and design that improves impact performance in helmets and protective gear. As an innovative impact mitigation system, the application for this tech expands far beyond football into a wide array of uses from military, to construction, to transportation, and even healthcare.
About Windpact, Inc.:
Windpact, Inc. is an innovative company with a revolutionary line of helmet technology that is changing the way athletes protect themselves. Created by veteran athletes, Windpact helmets use an air-diffused impact system featuring non-explosive airbags that combine energy absorption and dissipation techniques to minimize impact on the skull as a result of a crash or tackle.