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Helmets with brain sensors could help identify concussions in football players

Updated: Tuesday, July 15 2014, 07:59 AM CDT
New technology is being tested to help identify concussions in football players.

92 high school football players in indiana were given helmets outfitted with brain sensors.

The helmets are being worn during practices, and during next week's all-star game in Indianapolis.

A spokesperson for the maker of the helmet, Brainsentry, says the device is another step in keeping the players safe.

"Our device will simply indicate via a red light that the player has taken that significant hit. A coach or trainer can pull that player to the sideline, administer their standard concussion protocol and determined if that player should be removed from play or safe to return to play," said Mark Jacobs, Brainsentry.

There is currently no standard for the helmets worn by kids playing football.Helmets with brain sensors could help identify concussions in football players


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