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New helmet technology could help in spotting potential concussions

A hard hit rattles a football player’s helmet, prompting vibrations in an  athletic trainer’s pocket. If the trainer wasn’t already, he (or she) starts  watching the player for signs of a concussion.

The wireless alert system from helmet maker Riddell is one of several  technologies aimed at spotting potentially concussion-causing head impacts. But  getting players and parents to try them remains a challenge.

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