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New concussion technology at use in All-American Bowl

Cole Marcoux

The best high school players in the country will be participating in the U.S. Army All-American Bowl Saturday, set to kick off at 1 p.m. ET on NBC.    Many of them will be using an innovative technology that could help change the way concussions are treated.

John Taylor of CFT has all the details on the device which helps to diagnose concussions.  The device will be inserted into the chinstrap of many players, and measures the g-force of a collision.

Depending on the force of the hit, a light indicator will alert sideline personnel on three levels of a possible concussion.   The player can then be evaluated quickly on the sideline to determine whether it’s a serious problem.

While we’re here, we may as well mention Florio and Peter King will be appearing at halftime of the game before our Saturday wild card double header.

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14 Responses to “New concussion technology at use in All-American Bowl”
  1. buffordtjustice says: Jan 8, 2011 1:01 PM

    The NFL can borrow its new catch phrase from the backs of trucks nationwide “Our lights are on for Safety”.

  2. righthereisay says: Jan 8, 2011 1:13 PM

    Great news

  3. Burritto says: Jan 8, 2011 1:22 PM

    What a waste of time. Doesn’t the NCAA realize that fining the players tons of money works WAY better than innovative technology.

  4. SpartaChris says: Jan 8, 2011 1:22 PM

    What I find ironic is the NFL is taking all kinds of steps to help ensure player safety while the NFLPA appears to be more or less standing idly by.

    Makes you wonder, who’s really only in it for the money and who really cares about the players?

  5. patsfan says: Jan 8, 2011 1:43 PM

    borrowing technology from “Rock ‘em Sock ‘em Robots”

  6. hobartbaker says: Jan 8, 2011 1:56 PM

    The device will also tell the coachs if an RPG has blown the guys head off.

  7. hobartbaker says: Jan 8, 2011 1:57 PM

    Gives whole new meaning to “lighting a guy up”.

  8. tooz56 says: Jan 8, 2011 1:58 PM

    I read about this a while back, or something similar. It was a helmet, quite expensive, that could be plugged into a computer to see what the force of the collision(s) were. As I have been saying for a LONG time, the newer tech helmets should be mandatory. I still can’t believe players at all levels are still using the older type of helmet.

  9. hobartbaker says: Jan 8, 2011 1:59 PM

    “Yo, Bubba, you lit that dude up to level 3. Awesome!”.

  10. drexelvol says: Jan 8, 2011 2:21 PM

    High School Footballtalk.com

  11. bodybaggame says: Jan 8, 2011 2:39 PM

    I think hobartbaker should have this technology on his keyboard, if and when he tries another lame attempt at humor, the keyboard will light up an idiocy level, and maybe then he will realize…

  12. Deb says: Jan 8, 2011 3:04 PM

    It’s nice to know someone is exploring ways to use technology to improve player safety. :roll:

  13. belicheckyoself says: Jan 8, 2011 4:23 PM

    Who let Alosi in at the All American Bowl?

  14. coachstram says: Jan 9, 2011 12:44 AM

    BRAVO, Patsfan!

    Top freakin notch.

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