A new approach to preventing traumatic brain injury

Discussion in 'General Martial Arts Discussion' started by SWC Sifu Ben, Aug 9, 2019.

  1. SWC Sifu Ben

    SWC Sifu Ben I am the law

    I just learned about this today from a nurse who actually knows one of the people who developed this.

    Apparently it (the Q-Collar) works by redirecting the blood flow in a way which mimics the process in animals which can endure severe repeated head impacts. The studies look very promising (an 83% reduction in traumatic brain injury markers) and if it works as advertised I think it would be the greatest leap in technology for striking arts since the boxing glove. I don't know how well it would stay on, it would certainly be more difficult while grappling, but I think it's certainly worth a test if anyone here wants to give it a try.

    Brain-Protecting Q-Collar Technology Spreads Through Sports World
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  2. Grond

    Grond Valued Member


    Gregory D Myer, Kim Barber Foss, Staci Thomas, Ryan Galloway, Christopher A DiCesare, Jonathan Dudley, Brooke Gadd, James Leach, David Smith, Paul Gubanich, William P Meehan, Mekibib Altaye, Philip Lavin, Weihong Yuan. Altered brain microstructure in association with repetitive subconcussive head impacts and the potential protective effect of jugular vein compression: a longitudinal study of female soccer athletes. British Journal of Sports Medicine, 2018 DOI: 10.1136/bjsports-2018-099571
  3. Pretty In Pink

    Pretty In Pink Valued Member MAP 2017 Gold Award

    I think this will eventually be used in a medicinal way eventually. Really surprised more people arent talking about it.
  4. Dead_pool

    Dead_pool the merc with the mouth MAP 2017 Moi Award

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  5. Stuart Gilham

    Stuart Gilham Member

    Interested but very sceptical about this.
  6. Xue Sheng

    Xue Sheng All weight is underside

    Not so sure about this collar for one simple reason. The claim is that it presses on the jugular veins. Now I am not a doctor but the brain is not floatig in blood, it is floating in cerebrospinal fluid


    And generally, increased pressure in the jugular veins is a bad thing

    might want to take a look at this
    11 Striking Facts About the Jugular
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  7. Mitlov

    Mitlov Shiny

    And it seemed to me that increasing blood pressure in the brain would increase the risk of a brain bleed, a potentially fatal issue, like the one that just killed boxer Maxim Dadashev.
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  8. Xue Sheng

    Xue Sheng All weight is underside

    I understand the "they need more testing" bit. But I'm with you, pressure to the jugular has been a medical problem for a long time. It would seem to me, putting in under pressure, and then letting folk hit you in the head, would be a very bad thing.
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  9. Dead_pool

    Dead_pool the merc with the mouth MAP 2017 Moi Award

    There's a lot more going on in a wood peckers skull them just slightly higher vein pressure...

    Ps it's PBS funded, so its not just a random YouTube video
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  10. Xue Sheng

    Xue Sheng All weight is underside

    Problem solved. we need smaller brains and the heads of woodpeckers
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