Research &
Innovation

We set out to be the neck experts by developing an industry-leading understanding of neck biomechanics. This expertise is backed by science, and we put it to the test in product testing, modeling, and ongoing research. Kapsul™ is dedicated to rethinking the science and definition of neck protection.

Lab Testing

Kapsul proudly partners with leading academic institutions to test our product and conduct research

30%*

average reduction in linear acceleration when wearing the Kapsul collar

15%

average reduction in rotational velocity when wearing the Kapsul collar

8+

ongoing military testing and research studies
 *Effectiveness and usability of the Halo (Kapsul) compression shirt (using football helmet sensors). Research team lead by Dr. Jim Dickey at the Universtity of Western Ontario and funded by Ontario Centers for Excellence. March 2020.
Science and Innovation Partners
Kapsul proudly partners with leading academic institutions to test our product and conduct research.

Finite Element
Method (FEM)
and Kapsul

Traditional testing is not enough when considering the neck. To effectively test our product, we must consider the soft tissues and skeletal structures of the neck. We partnered with the University of Waterloo to effectively test our product utilizing their Finite Element Method (FEM) Lab. FEM testing allows us to take a digitized and characterized version of our collar and apply it to the same models used by car manufacturers for car safety testing, the Global Human Body Models Consortium. With this testing, we can prove the efficacy of the collar with multiple types of head kinematics.
Standards in Sport & the Neck
Kapsul and our brand partners are in a unique position with respect to neck safety standards. The safety standards concerning neck protection in sport are still in their infancy, which means we have the opportunity to work together to shape those standards. This is more than an opportunity — it’s a responsibility that drives our research and testing.

Take it outside
the lab

We take subjective product testing seriously at Kapsul. Every day, we work with brand partners across multiple sports and industries to learn about the demands placed on athletes every day. Athlete feedback shapes everything from our product design briefs to our testing process. Rigorous testing will always be at the heart of our innovation process — it’s how we work towards empowering people to do what they love for as long as possible.
Military
Military athletes have incredibly high standards — and rightly so, considering the job they perform. Our military athletes have tested and used the Kapsul collar in extreme environments to put it through rigorous testing. Their testing has provided us with feedback that’s played a role in multiple product adaptations. LEARN MORE
Sport
At the heart of each sport lies unique movements, stresses, and forces. That’s why we have put so much emphasis on testing the Kapsul collar in authentic sports experiences. With input from over 26 sports and counting, we are confident you will see sport-specific benefits in neck stabilization and fatigue reduction. LEARN MORE
Occupational
We believe in the sport of life and consider ourselves occupational athletes. The neck has been a longstanding cause of productivity losses and a cause of injury in the workplace. Occupational athletes are at risk, whether it’s repetitive tasks or movements, being in specific postural positions for an extended period, or force on your joints from lifting or manual work. We look forward to working with brands that can help us raise the importance of protecting the neck in the workplace. LEARN MORE
Innovation

Born out of biomechanics and material design

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What’s inside the Kapsul collar

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How research and testing guide our innovation process

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