June 1, 2012 –
A total of 15 adult football helmet models that have been evaluated using the STAR evaluation system are included in the May 2012 Virginia Tech Helmet Ratings™. All 15 helmets included in the ratings have been made available to consumers at the time of publication. Helmets with lower STAR values provide a reduction in concussion risk compared to helmets with higher STAR values. Based on this, the best overall rating of 5 Stars has the lowest STAR value. Group rankings are differentiated by pre-determined thresholds.