Tuesday, April 26, 2005

Georgia Tech Can detect concussions

Evidently we have developed a device that can detect concussions. So when the O-Line breaks down and Reggie gets crushed, we'll know if the noggin was pelted, or if it's business as usual....

Designed by researchers from Georgia Institute of Technology and Emory University, the device is being tested it in Atlanta emergency rooms. Its creators also hope to start testing it at the Georgia Tech football games next season with it becoming available for other teams within the next five years.

"If a football player takes a hit, it's not known if he has an injury or not," said Michelle LaPlaca, a creator of the device and assistant professor of biomedical engineering at Georgia Tech. "We're trying to catch those players that should not be back in the game."

What is the world coming to? Come on. If there's no major blood-letting, then put them back in!!