Researchers Use Smart Helmets to Study Young Football play

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Researchers Use Smart Helmets to Study Young Football play

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Sept 10, 2013: MIT Technology Review:
Researchers are using smart helmets and imaging to study brain injury risk in young football players over a season.
  • by Susan Young
Which begins:
  • The end-of-August announcement that the National Football League will pay $765 million to settle a lawsuit involving thousands of its former players over problems related to head trauma is just one sign of the growing concern that the sport’s collisions pose a serious risk to long-term player health. But little is known about how a season of head hits affects the largest group of football athletes: the nearly 4.5 million youth and high school student players.
    A study by researchers in North Carolina and Virginia is addressing this gap with the most comprehensive look at the relationship between impacts and injuries in players from ages 6 to 18. By combining biomechanics, brain imaging, and neurological testing, the team could develop tools to identify when a player has been hit hard enough, or repeatedly enough, to risk a concussion or other brain injury
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Sept 18, 2013: MIT Technology review: Voice-Analyzing App Scans Football Players for Concussion
Notre Dame researchers will test a concussion-detection app on nearly a thousand high school and youth football players.
  • By Susan Young
Which begins:
  • A voice-analysis program run on a tablet could help high school and youth coaches recognize concussions on the sidelines of football and other high-impact sport games
    After identifying concussions in collegiate boxers in a preliminary study, University of Notre Dame researchers will soon test the app on approximately 1,000 youth and high school football players. The program pulls out the vowel segment from a set of predetermined words and then analyzes that sound for changes that may indicate a brain injury.
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