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    A Helmet That Detects Hard Hits

    [size=12pt]A Helmet That Detects Hard Hits[/size]

    Riddell is equipping football helmets with technology to identify when a blow could cause a serious injury.


    Riddell's new football helmet will be equipped with six accelerometers placed in its liner. The red circles in the top image show exactly where they will be placed. The sensors will measure the acceleration of the head and transmit the data to a computer to be analyzed. The results will let a player know the magnitude and duration of a hit, and its location on his head.
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    Re: A Helmet That Detects Hard Hits

    Do you really need sensors to tell you you've been hit hard?
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    They'll have the whole uniform like that and hooked up wireless.
    You will be able to wear your favorite players uniform at home and have the same simulated pain that he is feeling during the game.
    It will be great.
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    Re: A Helmet That Detects Hard Hits

    ohhhh, this is waaay better than Smell-O-Vision!

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    Re: A Helmet That Detects Hard Hits

    "Prophet" wrote:
    They'll have the whole uniform like that and hooked up wireless.
    You will be able to wear your favorite players uniform at home and have the same simulated pain that he is feeling during the game.
    It will be great.
    and with the McNabb uniform comes the optional dry stick so that you too can start to dry heave at the most critical parts of the game

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    Re: A Helmet That Detects Hard Hits

    "AngloVike" wrote:
    "Prophet" wrote:
    They'll have the whole uniform like that and hooked up wireless.
    You will be able to wear your favorite players uniform at home and have the same simulated pain that he is feeling during the game.
    It will be great.
    and with the McNabb uniform comes the optional dry stick so that you too can start to dry heave at the most critical parts of the game

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    And it easily slides off for when you are sitting on the bench for 8 weeks out of the season.
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    Re: A Helmet That Detects Hard Hits

    I wouldn't want me helmet "warning" me during games. That would confuse me.

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    Re: A Helmet That Detects Hard Hits

    ...and the special audio feature will let the player hear the ESPN crew yelling 'you got JACKED UP' shortly after the hit.

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    Re: A Helmet That Detects Hard Hits

    "baumy300" wrote:
    I wouldn't want me helmet "warning" me during games. That would confuse me.
    By the time the warning comes, you'll be confused anyways from the concussion.

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