Helmet technology raising safety for football players

An athletic trainer keeps track of collisions from the sidelines

CHICOPEE, Mass. (WWLP) – New technology has hit the market to help protect football players.

It might look like a normal helmet from the outside, but check out the little device on the inside. It’s called “Insite” and it’s a special sensor in the helmet, that’s already being used across the country.

The sensor is linked to a handheld monitor, which records significant impacts to the head, showing which player was involved, where on the head, and the speed of collision.

Susan Michelle of Agawam told 22News that she thinks this new technology is a great idea. “I hear about all these accidents and how if the brain is impacted enough, the head is impacted enough it can do permanent damage. And I know that football is such a great sport for the kids.”

An athletic trainer keeps track of collisions from the sidelines, and can better determine if a player needs to be taken out of the game.

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