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Together with our research partners, we apply our skills in rehabilitation and impact biomechanics, biofeedback, large-scale data collection, multi-dimensional data mining and systems integration to uncover the cause of injuries and to develop products that minimize the injury's impact.
Dartmouth faculty and students played prominent roles in a recent study on the cognitive effects of head impacts among student athletes. Tested at the beginning and end of one season, 22 percent of those students who participated in contact sports scored significantly lower in memory and learning skills than expected, as opposed to only 4 percent of non-contact sport athletes.
“These results were found shortly after the season and we do not know how long the effect ...
PROVIDENCE, RI - Researchers gathered data on the frequency, direction, and magnitude of head impacts from players who wore sensor-equipped helmets during three football seasons at Brown University, Dartmouth College, and Virginia Tech. The data amount to a measure of players’ exposure to head impacts, which can ultimately help physicians and scientists understand how concussions occur.
Thousands of college football players began competing around the nation this week, but with the thrill of the new season comes new data on the risks of taking the field....
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. — Alan Pelc has been taught how to block since his Houston boyhood, how to push and pulverize and punish oncoming defenders on the football field. This was different. He was learning how not to punish himself. “Right there,” Dr. Kevin Guskiewicz said, pointing at a presentation screen showing more than a dozen arrows pointed straight into the top of a mannequin head. “These are all your recorded hits to the top of your helmet against L.S.U. Every time you drop your head. These are the ones we’re concerned about.”
The NFL has tried a number of tactics to help reduce players’ head injuries and concussions, including pushing kickoffs up five yards and requiring medical clearance before game time. It was only a matter of time before technology could step in and make a difference.
Now, it looks like that time has come, at least on the youth level. Riddell, maker of the official helmet of the NFL, has announced its latest innovation, and it could be good news for football players across the country.