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League shelves program that used helmet and head sensors to track concussive hits

Published in SportsBusiness Journal on 02 / 23 / 15

The NFL is suspending efforts to track potentially concussive hits using helmet and head sensors, ending for now a program the league expected might expand to all teams this coming season. The decision followed league-funded studies of Riddell helmets and X2 Biosystems mouth guard sensors. The NF...

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