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Bethesda company Brain Sentry trying to light up concussion awareness

Younger athletes are also at a higher risk to have a concussion. High school players suffer concussions at a rate of 11.2 concussions per 10,000 athletic exposures — a practice or a game — as opposed to 6.3 for college football players, according to a study released by the Institute of Medicine and the National Research Council.

Brain Sentry, a Bethesda-based startup, donated more than 100 sensors for the Metro and Baltimore All-Star teams to wear over the last two weeks. Greg Merril, the company’s co-founder, used to build concussion-recognition technology for the military, before launching this project two years ago.

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