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Concussion Monitoring 2.0: How LSU’s mouthguard tech is changing the game

Colleges like LSU are helping tech companies discover how to monitor and diagnose concussions more efficiently using mouthguards with computer chips. How concussions are treated has increasingly become a hot topic and there’s finally a football program being proactive about the issue. Earlier in the 2014 season, LSU partnered with Seattle-based company i1 Biometrics to outfit players with specialized mouthguards that measure head impacts during practice and games. From Geek Wire: A tiny chip inside the mouthguard — along with an accelerometer, gyroscope, battery, and antennas — helps show the severity and location of impact to a player’s head, with all the...

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