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BYU 'Smart Helmet' Could Save Football Players

Published on November 08, 2013 at 11:52AM

(Provo, UT) — A BYU student is creating a helmet that could save football players from brain damage. Mechanical engineering master’s student Jake Merrell is developing a football helmet that can record the force and acceleration of a hit. He is hoping it will help teams prevent the long-term effects of concussions. His prototype will be entered in the NFL’s Head Health Challenge.