Q30 and Best Ranger Competition Announce Continued Partnership to Help Safeguard Army Rangers with Q-Collars

April 9, 2024

Q30 Innovations, the creator of the Q-Collar, proudly announces its continued partnership with the 2024 Best Ranger Competition.
Taking place at Fort Moore in Georgia and celebrating its 40th anniversary, this historic event will showcase the world's greatest soldiers outfitted in Q-Collars, the FDA-cleared device aimed at reducing the risk and severity of traumatic brain injury during high-impact activities.

Premier Lacrosse League 2024 College Draft Presented by Q-Collar Scheduled for May 7 AT 7 P.M. ET On ESPNU and ESPN+

March 15, 2024

“The 2024 PLL College Draft is presented by Q-Collar, the exclusive Brain Injury Protection Partner of the PLL since 2022. Worn by PLL stars Marcus Holman, Michael Sowers, Rob Pannell, as well as many top draft prospects, studies show Q-Collar safely and effectively helps protect the brain from effects of repetitive head impacts.”

What do Athletes and NFL Players Wear Around their Necks? Q-Collar Explained

February 9, 2024

“Drue Tranquill of the Kansas City Chiefs and MLS star Omar González are among the sports people who wear the collar to protect themselves from brain damage.”

Green Light Podcast with Chris Long: Luke Kuechly

February 9, 2024

“Chris Long is joined by one of the NFL's most revered figures, Luke Kuechly! Luke opens up about his early retirement, what makes a great leader, brain health, and the future of football.”

The Q-Collar is Poised to Help Reduce TBI in Sports and The Military

February 1, 2024

“Over the last few decades, the way we look at traumatic brain injury (TBI) and all head-related injuries has evolved greatly. The Q-Collar is looking to help reduce the damage to those at risk.”

Some NFL Players are Wearing Collars on Their Necks. Why Aren’t they All?

January 28, 2024

“If you’ve been watching any NFL games recently, you might have noticed some players sporting white (or in some cases, black or blue or red) horseshoe-shaped collars around their necks.

While they seem more widespread now, they aren’t new. Some players, like ex-Carolina Panthers linebacker Luke Kuechly, wore them as early as 2016.”

Could a Device Used in Sports Help Reduce Traumatic Brain Injuries?

January 25, 2024

“A device used by professional athletes could offer a way to reduce the damage caused by concussive blasts common to both training and combat, its developers say.”

Reese’s Senior Bowl Announces Partnership with Q-Collar

January 5, 2024

“Premier NFL Draft Showcase Enters Relationship with Product Aimed at Minimizing Brain Injuries”

Q-Collar: Protecting the Brain from Impact w/ Taylor Rapp & Dr. Wayne Olan

November 22, 2023

“Host Dr. Dana Dunleavy interviews NFL player Taylor Rapp and neurointerventional radiologist Dr. Wayne Olan about the role of the Q-Collar in safeguarding the brain from impact.”

What’s That Thing on Dalton Kincaid’s Neck?

November 21, 2023

“According to a post from @BangedUpBills, it’s called a Q-Collar. It’s an FDA-approved collar that is actually meant to protect the brain.”

How the Q-Collar Could Positively Impact Contact Sports, From High School to the NFL

November 12, 2023

“The Q-Collar, a wearable device similar to a headband, is rapidly gaining popularity to protect athletes from brain damage.”

Q-Collar Protective Equipment Coming for Jersey Shore Athletes

September 27, 2023

"It is the safest thing and easiest thing you can do to protect what is most important. Try it…It is easy to use, safe to use, and it doesn't impact how you play. There is no change in how you play."

Peyton Football Blazes a Trail, Outfits All Its Players with Q-Collars Believed to Reduce Risk of Brain Injury

September 2, 2023

“'My honest opinion on it is they work pretty well. Ever since I started using it, I noticed a difference of how my head feels after I get hit,' Martin said. 'That's made a big difference. I think everybody else can agree with that.'"

Quinn, Rodriguez Among Players Wearing Protective Collar at Women’s World Cup

July 28, 2023

“Several players at the Women's World Cup are among the latest athletes spotted wearing collars, which are intended to protect the brain during head impact Canada's Quinn and Rocky Rodriguez of Costa Rica are sporting what is called a Q-Collar and looks like a headband but worn around the back of the neck.”

World Cup Stars Don High-Tech £150 Q-Collars to Prevent Brain Injuries - After Research Shows Women are TWICE as Likely to Suffer Concussion During Matches than Men

July 26, 2023

“Canadian midfielder Quinn wore the futuristic looking 'Q-Collar' in their teams' opening match of the tournament against Nigeria last
Friday - and Costa Rican player Rocky Rodriguez was also spotted wearing one in friendlies ahead of the tournament. It's thought the horseshoe-shaped piece of kit, which retails at around $199 (£150) and wraps around the back of the neck during play could help to reduce brain injuries in contact sports.”

Q-Collar Device to Help Prevent Brain Injury Worn at World Cup

July 25, 2023

“The Canada Midfielder Quinn was pictured wearing a Q-Collar around their neck during Canada’s 0-0 draw with Nigeria at the Women’s World Cup in Australia and New Zealand…Rocky Rodriguez, who is in Costa Rica’s World Cup squad but did not play in their 3-0 defeat by Spain, often wears the device while playing for her club, Portland Thorns in the National Women’s Soccer League.”

World Cup Players are Wearing Devices Around Their Necks to Prevent Brain Injuries. Here’s How They're Supposed to Work.

July 21, 2023

“Quinn, a Canadian midfielder who's competed in two World Cups and two Olympics, sported a Q-Collar during the team's opening game of the 2023 World Cup. Rocky Rodríguez, a Costa Rican star, regularly wears one on the pitch, too. And they're not the only professional athletes turning to the device for protection; dozens of football and lacrosse players at collegiate and professional levels are also wearing them."

Texas Tech Football Staff Looking for Ways to Take Care of Mason Tharp

Jun 13, 2023

“The Texas Tech staff bought Tight End Mason Tharp (80) a Q-Collar, a device whose manufacturer says helps protect the brain during repetitive head impacts. Tharp missed the last three games of last season with a concussion and was a non-contact participant in spring football practice.”

Drue Tranquill Finds Collision Safeguards in Revolutionary Q-Collar

Feb 24, 2023

“Tranquill’s a believer. With wife Jackie and three young children (Eli, Anna and Mackenzie), Tranquill chose a proactive approach. After first being introduced to the Q-Collar at Notre Dame, he now wears the device as a starting linebacker for the Los Angeles Chargers.”

What is the Q-Collar? Explaining the Band NFL Players like Dalton Schultz, Tony Pollard Wear Around their Neck

Jan 20, 2023

“If you've tuned in to an NFL game recently, you may have noticed something interesting around the necks of NFL players. No, it's not jewelry, but something that might be the new wave in head injury prevention: the Q-Collar.”

NFL Playoffs Boosting Awareness for Brain Injury Prevention Device

Jan 18, 2023

Sports Business Journal featured a profile on the increased prominence of the Q-Collar in the National Football League this season as a result of key performances from Dallas Cowboys Tight End Dalton Schultz and Running Back Tony Pollard, as well as Tampa Bay Buccaneers Safety Antoine Winfield Jr. in the Wild Card Round.

What Are The Collars That NFL Players Are Wearing? Explained

Jan 16, 2023

vIQtory Sports, a football coaching channel, sat down and discussed the significant adoption of the Q-Collar amongst NFL athletes and how the Q-Collar could be a potential solution in alleviating the brain injury epidemic in football.

Denver University Forward Griffin Meyer and Pioneer Vision Discuss the Q-Collar

Jan 10, 2022

"Last season, Griffin Meyer used the Q-Collar with the goal of keeping his brain safe both on and off the field. He shared his story with Pioneer Vision.”

How to Avoid the Most Common Soccer Injuries

Jan 6, 2022

“When it comes to head injuries, there is certain equipment that you can wear to help protect the brain. The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the marketing of the Q-collar — a device that you wear around the back of the neck — which may help prevent the long-term effects of brain injury.”

What’s Around These NFL Players' Necks?

Dec 20, 2022

A lot of NFL Players are trying out this new accessory around their neck. It’s called the Q-Collar by Q30. In the video, we explain what it is, how it works, who wears it and how much it costs.“

Meghan Klingenberg of the NWSL’s Portland Thorns FC Talks Using Q-Collar, How She Learned About the Neck-Worn Device, More

Nov 17, 2022

"I mean, I would advocate this for every kid in the entire world who’s playing a sport. Because, I mean, I wish that I had this since I was 6 years old. I’m serious. It really bothers me that I have 20 years of experience of heading a ball without the Q-Collar on."

Q30 Innovations is Awarded $2.8 Million Contractby the US Army Medical Research Acquisition Activity to Aid in the Fight Against Traumatic Brain Injury in the Military

Oct 26, 2022

"In an effort to evaluate the safety,
effectiveness, and field suitability of the Q-Collar to help prevent or reduce traumatic brain injury (TBI) from blunt force and blast waves in soldiers in the operational environment, Q30 Innovations has been awarded a $2.8 million contract by the United States Army Medical Research and Development Command (USAMRDC)."

’I Wanted to Protect Myself’: How a New Medical Device Plans to Limit Brain Injuries in College Football & the NFL

Oct 26, 2022

"In 2021, the Q-Collar, produced by Q30, received approval from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). It is now worn by more than 20 active NFL players, including Panthers linebacker Shaq Thompson, Cowboys running back Tony Pollard and Chargers linebacker Drue Tranquill. Pratt is among more than a dozen college players wearing it. Programs including Alabama, Arizona, Baylor, Delaware, Michigan State and SMU have all purchased the Q-Collar for players on their respective teams."

Tony Pollard Talks the 2022 Season So Far

Oct 10, 2022

"On Monday, RJ Ochoa got the chance to sit down with Pollard to talk about the current season, how the team is moving past doubters, his Q-Collar gear from Q30 and he even walks us through his amazing
touchdown run against the Los Angeles Rams."

What is on Drue Tranquill’s Neck? Chargers Linebacker Spotted Wearing Q-Collar to Limit Head Trauma

Sep 15, 2022

"There are horse collars, and then there are Q-Collars. ... During the "Thursday Night Football" matchup between the Chiefs and Chargers, LA linebacker Drue Tranquill was seen wearing a new device that may gain popularity in coming years."

What is Jeremy Ebobisse Wearing Around His Neck?

Aug 13, 2022

El Futbolero addressed one of the Major League Soccer season's top questions: What is Jeremy Ebobisse wearing on his neck?

Sowers Being Sowers, Again: The Waterdogs' Star Is Focused on Attacking 2022

Jun 3, 2022

“You look at the people behind Q-Collar, and there are people that are a lot smarter than me. Some of the best sports doctors in the world … supporting the science behind the product. And so on top of you know, actually taking hits on the field, and not getting up and feeling dizzy feeling some of the effects that I will usually feel, you also have some of the brightest minds in sports backing the product,” Sowers says.

Q-Collar from Q30 Innovations Named Finalist in Consumer Products Category for Fast Company’s 2022 World Changing Ideas Award

May 4, 2022

Fast Company’s 2022 World Changing Ideas Awards were announced today, and the Q-Collar from Q30 has been named among a select list of finalists in the Consumer Products category. The awards are focused on honoring ideas that are determined to have a positive potential impact on everything from social policy to human health.

Ex-NFL Star Vernon Davis Advocates for Athletes to Use Q-Collar: “It’s a Way to Keep Everyone Safe”

Apr 2, 2022

“There’s a lot of studying being done, and that’s why I fell in love with the Q-Collar and the company, because of the research and development they put in to really discover these things and to make a difference in this world. And I honestly feel like it protected me during my time with Washington. Had I found out about this earlier, I would have used it then. It’s not about the concussions, it’s about the repetitive hits.”

’Is it Worth It?’ After Multiple Concussions, Texas Guard Audrey Warren Turns to Q-Collar

Mar 25, 2022

After suffering from numerous brain injuries earlier in her career, basketball player Audrey Warren adopted the Q-Collar to help keep her on the court.

Premier Lacrosse League powered by Ticketmaster teams up with Q30 Innovations to help better protect lacrosse athletes

Mar 21, 2022

The PLL announced today that the league will partner with Q30 Innovations to raise awareness and promote adoption of the Q-Collar, an FDA-authorized device that provides athletes with an added layer of brain protection. As part of the partnership, Q30 will equip athletes across all eight PLL teams with the Q-Collar.

Carolina Panthers Great Luke Kuechly Promotes Q-Collar he Believes Extended His Career

Mar 13, 2022

“Kuechly dealt with concussions and retired two years ago, but he is confident the Q-Collar helped him stay on the field.”

The Q-Collar is Making a Difference on the Hardwood

Feb 2, 2022

The Q-Collar is making a difference on the basketball court. Check out the great feature below on University of Texas Women’s Basketball star Audrey Warren, who is wearing the Q-Collar this season.

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What is "Sled Head"?

Jan 21, 2022

Alysia Rissling sat down with City News Toronto to share the inherent dangers in sledding, specifically the effect on the brain known as 'sled head'

Q-Collar Gives Bills Linebacker Klein Sense of Protection

Oct 8, 2021

“I looked at all the research and I decided to wear it,” Klein said. “If anything, it’s going to make me feel more secure, more protected. It’s actually weird now. If I don’t have it on when I’m on the field, I feel kind of naked. So it’s one of those things that I have adapted to that I feel like I have to wear one.”

This FDA Approved Collar is Designed to Prevent Brain Injuries in Athletes

Sept 15, 2021

“As Talavage sees the Q-Collar today, it’s still not a panacea to prevent concussive injuries, but it can make a difference in the safety of a sport. “The collar here is providing, in my opinion, the first protective equipment item that actually does something,” he says. Coupled with training—for instance, teaching young soccer players how to properly strike the ball with their head—he does see the Q-Collar as a tool that can measurably drive the safety of some higher-impact sports to the less-risky levels of baseball or basketball.”

FDA Approves New Device to Help Protect Athletes From Traumatic Brain Injury

Feb 27, 2021

“A new device that could help reduce the risk of traumatic brain injury during head impacts was given the green light by the Food and Drug Administration on Friday. The device is authorized for athletes 13 and older, and can be used during football, soccer and other high-impact sports. “

FDA Authorizes Marketing of Novel Device to Help Protect Athletes’ Brains During Head Impacts

Feb 26, 2021

“Today’s action provides an additional piece of protective equipment athletes can wear when playing sports to help protect their brains from the effects of repetitive head impacts while still wearing the personal protective equipment associated with the sport,” said Christopher M. Loftus, M.D., acting director of the Office of Neurological and Physical Medicine Devices in the FDA’s Center for Devices and Radiological Health.”