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USA BOBSLED/SKELETON EXTENDS PARTNERSHIP WITH KAPSUL TO SUPPORT ATHLETE SAFETY

By Abby Slenker | Nov. 22, 2022, 3:11 p.m. (ET)

USA BOBSLED/SKELETON EXTENDS PARTNERSHIP WITH KAPSUL TO SUPPORT ATHLETE SAFETY

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LAKE PLACID, N.Y. (November 22, 2022) – USA Bobsled/Skeleton (USABS) today announced an extended agreement with KapsulTM, a Canadian design and technology company that developed a patented collar utilizing Dynamic Neck Stabilization Technology. Kapsul will be providing its collar to all national team athletes, and will also be donating one dollar from every purchase on www.kapsultech.com to the team over the next four years. 

“We’re always looking for ways to improve the safety of our athletes, and Kapsul plays an important part in helping us with that initiative,” said USABS Director of Sport Performance Curt Tomasevicz. “The Kapsul collar utilizes lightweight absorption foam and is non-restrictive, which is perfect for bobsled and skeleton athletes. Kapsul has also increased their commitment to our team by providing financial support through sales of their product throughout the next quad.”

Kapsul’s Dynamic Neck Stabilization Technology gives an athlete the ability to make dynamic movements while stabilizing and supporting the neck, and the functional patent allows the lightweight adaptive absorption foam to be placed directly against the skin across the neck joints.

“At Kapsul we know one of the worst things that can happen to an athlete is having to quit doing what they love,” said Kaspul CEO Dr. Daryl Sherman. “While the neck and its importance may not be buzzwords now, when you build the story of doing what you love for as long as possible, that’s a story everyone can get behind. At Kapsul, our goal is to enhance neck joint stability through the dissipation of multiple forces to help mitigate the risk of injury, pain or strain.” 

Kapsul, formerly known as Aexos, spent the last six years focused on research and testing in collaboration with top Canadian universities such as University of Waterloo and the Canadian military. During testing, it became clear that the importance of the neck was a vertically agnostic problem and a shift in business model was required. Kapsul made the change to focus itself as an ingredient brand, partnering with market leading brands across several verticals globally. The Kapsul collar integrates into brand apparel or protective solutions that make sense for the athlete. 

The new multi-sport Kapsul ATLAS short sleeve shirt is now available online for purchase at www.kapsultech.com/shop .


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About KapsulTM

KapsulTM is a Canadian design and technology company that focuses on the importance of enhancing the stability of the neck to help minimize damage to its joints. The patented Kapsul collar utilizes a lightweight adaptive absorption foam which helps support and stabilize the neck. It is the only dynamic neck stabilization product on the market designed to help protect athletes from injury, strain, or fatigue without impeding range of motion. Partnering with market leading brands in multiple sports, militaries, and occupations, Kapsul easily integrates into multiple apparel and protective solutions. For more information, please visit www.kapsultech.com.  

 

About USA Bobsled/Skeleton

USA Bobsled/Skeleton (USABS), based in Lake Placid, N.Y., is the national governing body for the sports of bobsled and skeleton in the United States. For more information, please visit the USABS website at www.usabs.com. Individuals interested in becoming a bobsled or skeleton athlete can visit www.usabobsledskeleton.com

 

For media inquiries, please contact USABS’ Digital Media & Communications Manager Abby Slenker at abby.slenker@usabs.com