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New Concussion Management Technology

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[break] Most recent efforts to monitor and reduce concussive impacts in football have focused on the helmet itself. Padding to reduce concussive forces and built-in sensors have been the focus of most efforts. However, a new concussion management technology that places the electronics in a players mouthpiece is now hitting the market.
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The mouthguards not only let trainers monitor hits taken by individual players in real-time, they also collect data to reveal trends across an entire season for the whole team.The technology is still relatively uncharted – the mouthguards, tested at high schools and one other college, are being sold commercially for the first time this spring, according to the manufacturer. They sell for $199 apiece. They’re made from a newly licensed durable material that’s supposed to last one year,

[break] [break] Click HERE for information from the developer of the system.

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Greg is closing in on 15 years writing about and photographing UGA sports. While often wrong and/or out of focus, it has been a long, strange trip full of fun and new friends.