Concussions sustained in football have become a major concern in both professional and amateur levels of the sport, but a new breakthrough by a local company could help detect head and brain injuries earlier, according to KXAN.
Head and brain injuries have affected thousands of football players over the years, and many fear the game has become too dangerous. Parent’s concerns over head trauma have also affected enrollment in the sport. Pop Warner, the nation’s largest youth football league, says their numbers dropped 9.5 percent between 2010 and 2012.
A company in Austin created a new sensory technology to detect early signs of concussions and help reduce long-term injuries. The company, Alexo Inc., says they found a way to measure head injuries in real time.
Pierre Touma, the CEO of Alexo Inc., stated that the embedded sensors in Alexo’s helmet will give coaches and parents instant data following an impact to the head. The helmet is not ready for market, but a $250,000 grant awarded to Alexo Inc. on January 22 will help speed up the process.
What Should I Do after Sustaining a Head and Brain Injury?
This exciting new technology is important because not only could it help injured football players, but any victim that has sustained a head and brain injury. Whether you suffered your brain injury in a fall at a construction site or a motor vehicle accident, our Austin injury lawyers will investigate the facts of your accident while concentrating on getting the medical treatment you need.
If you have sustained a head and brain injury due to someone else’s negligence, call us today at (512) 474-8346 to schedule a free consultation. We work on a contingency fee basis, which means that we do not collect attorney fees unless we first win compensation for you.
Did You Know: According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, concussions can even occur from a fall or jolt to the body that causes the head and brain to move quickly back and forth.
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