Depending on how literal you want to get and who you’re talking to, an NFL stadium can resemble a battlefield. The comparison between the gridiron and a war zone becomes even more similar now, as the NFL is looking into implementing the same helmet sensors the Army uses to gather data on head trauma after impact, according to the Stars and Stripes, an independent news source of the military. The sensors, manufactured by British-based security company BAE Systems, are called Headborne Energy Analysis and Diagnostic Systems – more commonly referred to as HEADS. Placed inside of a soldier’s helmet and weighing just 2 ounces, the sensor collects data of hits from explosive devises and other blunt impacts, including impact location, magnitude, duration, blast pressure, ambient temperature and the exact times of impacts. Read the full story at Forbes.
NFL to Follow Army’s Lead on Helmet Sensors in Attempt to Prevent Head Injury
Author: Shelly Palmer
Shelly Palmer is Fox 5 New York's On-air Tech Expert (WNYW-TV) and the host of Fox Television's monthly show Shelly Palmer Digital Living. He also hosts United Stations Radio Network's, Shelly Palmer Digital Living Daily, a daily syndicated radio report that features insightful commentary and a unique insiders take on the biggest stories in technology, media, and entertainment. He is Managing Director of Advanced Media Ventures Group, LLC an industry-leading advisory and business development firm and a member of the Executive Committee of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (the organization that bestows the coveted Emmy® Awards).