Protecting those who protect us.

Q30 is committed to bringing relentless innovation to the Warfighters for their protection and advancement to be better, safer, longer – and we are honored to earn the respect of the world's best. The Q-Collar is first and only [tooltip label="FDA-cleared" static="true"]
In February 2021, the FDA authorized (or “cleared”) the Q-Collar as a safe and effective device intended to be worn around the neck of athletes aged 13 years and older during sports activities to aid in the protection of the brain from effects associated with repetitive sub-concussive head impacts. You can read more about the FDA's authorization of the Q-Collar. Read more
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Military personnel, whether in training or conflict environments, are also impacted significantly. According to the Defense and Veterans Brain Injury center, more than 454,000 U.S. service members have been diagnosed with traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) since 2000. These injuries are typically a result of head impacts and blast waves.

Q30 is partnering with the United States Department of Defense to evaluate the safety, effectiveness, and field suitability of the Q-Collar to help prevent or reduce traumatic brain injury (TBI) caused by pressure waves from missiles, ballistics, artillery, IEDs, and shoulder-fired weapons.

Types of
traumatic brain

The technology behind the Q-Collar was first envisioned by doctors who identified the movement of the brain inside the skull, or “slosh,” as a key cause of structural changes to the brain. By inventing a simple, yet innovative, device worn around the neck, these doctors determined they could help reduce the movement of the brain.



The blast wave, or overpressure, affects the brain immediately upon impact with the skull. Energy from a blast wave causes violent brain motion, which can last for seconds after impact.

Fig. 1
Blast Wave Transmission In Milliseconds
Fig. 2
Blast Wave Impact Evolution

Beyond Impacts

The Q-Collar has been tested and evaluated in the harshest environments and conditions including with the most Elite US Warfighters. In addition to brain injury protection, the Q-Collar may provide benefits* including:

Reduced Headaches
and Fatigue

Enhanced Focus Driving Over Extended Periods of Time

Shooting Accuracy & Effectiveness for Longer Periods of Time


Reduced Altitude
and Motion Sickness

*These claims have not been evaluated or cleared by the FDA. Further research is necessary to determine whether the Q-Collar can provide these benefits to users.

Backed by years of research.


Successful Pre-Clinical & Clinical Studies


Study Participants In Safety & Efficacy Trials


NFL, CFL, NCAA, MLS, NWSL, PLL & Olympic Athlete Adopters


Impacts over 20gs of force with no adverse events

S.W.A.T. Team Blast Study

Eighteen participants (10 with a Q-Collar, 8 without) had baseline fMRI scanning before a breacher training session. The fMRI scan was repeated after the training session. The results suggest that the Q-Collar could reduce the risk and severity of TBI from blast waves in addition to collisions.

Q-Collar Tactical

The Q-Collar is designed to be comfortably worn in nearly every environment. The Collar has also been tested for compatibility with most of the current military and government issued helmets.


Ergonomic Design
Low profile fits securely even in wet conditions

Built to Last
Life expectancy of 12-18 months, based on usage

Made in the USA
Constructed with pride in Sussex, Wisconsin

Ultra Light
Less than 4 oz.

Impact and Chemical Resistant


Constructed out of a highly engineered steel band and surrounding by comfortable soft-touch material, Each product has a unique serial number and goes through a strict quality assurance process.

Q30 is a proud partner of the Navy SEAL Foundation