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Helmet Sensors an Emerging Market Due to Focus on Concussions

Helmet Sensors an Emerging Market Due to Focus on Concussions

A number of sports equipment companies say they may have found a piece of the puzzle in reducing youth concussions, especially in contact sports such as football.

MD. SCHOOL DISTRICTS IN NO RUSH TO EMBRACE HELMET SENSORS

MD. SCHOOL DISTRICTS IN NO RUSH TO EMBRACE HELMET SENSORS

Athletics supervisors cite concerns about the sensors’ value and costs.

Helmet Sensor Maker Targets Youth Market ‘to Make Sports Safer for Children’

Helmet Sensor Maker Targets Youth Market ‘to Make Sports Safer for Children’

Bethesda startup company Brain Sentry targets its product for youth football, below the high school level, because those players are most at risk for serious damage from undiagnosed concussions, the CEO says.

Reston Hockey Club Targets Concussion Prevention

Reston Hockey Club Targets Concussion Prevention

The club program benefits from parent injury spotters and local doctors and athletic trainers, who volunteer their time to conduct baseline testing of players’ cognitive function.

Youth Hockey Players and Body Checking May Not Be a Match, Some Say

Youth Hockey Players and Body Checking May Not Be a Match, Some Say

The technique has been found to increase the likelihood of concussions in youth hockey.

DOD, NCAA Team Up to Change Attitudes About Concussions

DOD, NCAA Team Up to Change Attitudes About Concussions

As part of the effort, up to 10 research grants of $400,000 each will be awarded to colleges and universities and others studying factors that could help to change the behaviors of student-athletes.

Girls’ Lacrosse to Decide on Headgear

Girls’ Lacrosse to Decide on Headgear

A vote on a proposed standard for a soft helmet is expected in the new year.

Rockville Athletic Facility Uses Innovative Gaming Technology to Train Clients

Rockville Athletic Facility Uses Innovative Gaming Technology to Train Clients

Fitness for Health in Rockville is replacing the "work" in working out with "fun" with their "gamer-cising" equipment. The trainers work with all types of clients, from 3 to 95, and with professional athletes to people with autism and cerebral palsy.

Dog Owners Can Turn to Activity Trackers During Holiday Season

Dog Owners Can Turn to Activity Trackers During Holiday Season

Feeding dogs table treats during Thanksgiving should be kept to a minimum -- or not at all, some experts advise. Should Fido pack on the pounds, owners can follow a dog's daily habits with an activity tracker.