August 14, 2023
A Johns Hopkins football player developed a new anti-concussion product that he hopes will make the game he loves safer to play.
Carter Hogg, a sophomore at Johns Hopkins University, decided he wanted to make a difference after watching his brother’s football career cut short due to a concussion. The son of an entrepreneur who has more than 700 patents, Hogg decided to harness his family’s entrepreneurial background to create a product of his own and invented the G8RSkin. The G8RSkin is a somewhat flexible neck brace that aims to stabilize the neck in the event of a collision. The product will hit high school and college football fields this fall as part of a pilot phase. Hogg said the product is the first of many that he wants to develop in a sports protection space, an industry he said hasn’t changed in decades.
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