Could Magnets Help the NFL's Concussion Epidemic?

It's another Sunday and teams across the U.S. will take to the grid iron in an effort to scratch another W. These players will play the same as any other Sunday, and like any other Sunday, the sport's biggest threat will remain unaddressed. Sixty-nine concussions have already been reported this year, and odds would… » 11/16/14 1:25pm 11/16/14 1:25pm

Engineers Are Tracking Football Helmet Data to Study Head Injuries

The prevalence of head injuries is the dark side of football. Now a University of Michigan engineering lab is installing sensors inside helmets which can help measure impact and spot potential brain injuries that might go undetected. » 2/02/14 5:17pm 2/02/14 5:17pm

Holy Hell, This Is How Football Helmets Are Concussion Safety-Tested

In a new study published today in the Journal of Neurosurgery, a group of scientists proved, seemingly, that modern football helmets are better than old leather ones. Thanks, guys. What is more notable, however, is that this batshit crazy device is how the data was gathered. » 5/07/13 2:20pm 5/07/13 2:20pm

The US Army Is Outfitting Soldiers With Blast Sensors

Starting next month, US soldiers in Afghanistan will be wearing a Soldier Body Unit, a two-pound pack with four blast sensors, to collect data on concussions and traumatic brain injuries. The data the soldiers collect will help us better protect soldiers in the future. » 7/27/12 3:20pm 7/27/12 3:20pm