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Published: July 13, 2016

New invention: impact-sensing headbands

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Gary Blanchard and Marcos Dantus, with MSU’s Department of Chemistry, have invented a headband that records the severity and location of impacts on the head. This inexpensive detector allows coaches, parents and doctors to quickly decide to initiate concussion protocols at sporting events, such as football or soccer. For a longer story, visit https://natsci.msu.edu/news-events/news/2016-07-researchers-tackle-concussions-with-new-technology/

Gary Blanchard, professor in the Department of Chemistry, presents his latest research on impact sensors related to concussions to the Michigan State University Board of Trustees on Feb. 19, 2016.

Gary Blanchard, professor in the Department of Chemistry, presents his latest research on impact sensors related to concussions to the Michigan State University Board of Trustees on Feb. 19, 2016.

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