concussions

Braintech

‘Safe’ Helmets Can’t Fix Football’s Concussion Problem

Experts say the technology won't work unless players change their behavior.
Jane C. Hu
7.5.17
Why Is This Still a Thing?

With All We Know About Concussions, Why Do We Still Love Football?

We know repeatedly getting hit in the head is dangerous, so why do we keep doing it in the name of football?
Nicholas Deleon
6.17.16
Sports

This Color Changing Helmet Material Could Help Detect Concussions

Given how difficult it is to diagnose brain injuries, an external signal could be extremely helpful.
Kaleigh Rogers
8.17.15
Canada

The Halifax Consciousness Scanner Wants to Change How We Care For the Brain

A lightweight EEG scanner measures brain activity while the patient is subjected to various neurological pokes and prods.
Graham Templeton
5.18.15
videos

Now You Can Track Your Concussion with a Phone

Sway Balance makes concussion management more accessible, which is good for all our brains.
Derek Mead
3.8.14
Op-Ed

The NFL Should Combat Concussions with Cannabis

An open letter to National Football League Commissioner Roger S. Goodell.
Lester Grinspoon
2.27.14
Motherboard Blog

Scientists Are Giving Flies Brain Damage to Help Humans with Concussions

Scientists have modeled brain injuries in fruit flies, opening the door for new genetic tests.
Jason Koebler
10.14.13
Sports

Baseball Pitchers Might Soon Wear Helmets

Big league pitchers will finally get some head protection from line drives next season with an innovative skull cap.
Greg Thomas
12.18.12
Motherboard Blog

A British Bomb Squad Expert is Saving Young Hockey Players' Brains

"One simple question: Do you want to be rich, famous, demented, and dead at 40?" So asks Dr. Rajendra Kale, of the Canadian Medical Association Journal, of the thousands of young hockey players (football players should include themselves) who risk...
Derek Mead
1.31.12