Concussion Detection

Susan Young | Sept. 18, 2013 | MIT Technology Review

Concussion research - Jonas Gray tackle vs Stanford Notre Dame researchers will test a concussion-detection app on nearly a thousand high school and youth football players.

A voice-analysis program run on a tablet could help high school and youth coaches recognize concussions on the sidelines of football and other high-impact sport games.

After identifying concussions in collegiate boxers in a preliminary study, University of Notre Dame researchers will soon test the app on approximately 1,000 youth and high school football players. The program pulls out the vowel segment from a set of predetermined words and then analyzes that sound for changes that may indicate a brain injury.

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