Foam detects concussions

Investor's Business Daily
November 2013
Investors Business Daily;11/15/2013, pA02
Brain injuries continue to be a problem in football and many players say they are OK when they aren't. So a grad student at Brigham Young Univ. has developed a helmet lining foam that can measure impact. The foam is made of silicone and has piezoelectric nanoparticles, which create a charge when compressed. The charge is detected by a microprocessor and is wirelessly transmitted to a tablet. The foam could have applications in law enforcement, automotive systems or footwear.


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