A University of Wisconsin-Stout graduate is designing a new football helmet which aims to prevent traumatic brain injuries. Mark Hatcher played football at U-W-Stout and graduated on December 16th with an industrial design degree. He says he is putting both experiences to work in his design of the “Aries” helmet project. The helmet’s design has three layers intended to reduce shock. The first is made up of plates that move independently. A second is a soft, plastic layer. The third layer employs a multidirectional impact protection system that keeps the skull from rotating.