VIDEO: New Helmets With Built-In Technology Helps Protect Players From Head Injuries
By Tiffany Teasley, FOX 35 // August 30, 2016
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ABOVE VIDEO: It’s the future of football — increasing safety for players using sensors.
PALM COAST, FLORIDA (FOX 35) – It’s the future of football — increasing safety for players using sensors.
“The helmet has a sensor in it and that sensor detects where is the impact to the head,” said Flagler Palm Coast High School athletic trainer.
This is the first season the Flagler Palm Coast High School football team has been using the Riddell InSite helmets with built in technology that tracks each player electronically, monitoring their hits to the head.
“The sensor is located throughout the entire helmet,” Fuentes said.
The trainer then holds a handheld remote during games and practices, which vibrates and rings when it detects high impact contact.
“It’ll send an alarm to the monitor that will let me know that this player should be looked at,” Fuentes said.