Intel to Help NFL Analyze Concussions with Chips Place Inside Helmets - The UpStream

Intel to Help NFL Analyze Concussions with Chips Place Inside Helmets

posted Sunday Nov 21, 2010 by Nicholas DiMeo

Intel to Help NFL Analyze Concussions with Chips Place Inside Helmets

This is pretty cool. Intel, along with creating jobs and working on new microprocessors is also going to help the NFL. This week Intel said they were working on utilizing their Atom chips in a way so that they can be placed inside NFL players' helmets and give real-time impact and G-force data to the medical staff on the sidelines during the game. This will allow the staff to remove players when forces exceed set limits, or allow them to react faster to serious injuries in those pile-ups that occur. We have no set time frame or date that this will happen, but it's another step in the right direction for players of high-speed, high-impact games.

Intel has helped the NFL in the past, too. They worked with scholastic research teams to develop the Head Impact Telemetry System that runs simulations of head injuries and are also working with Mayo Clinic to improve cranial scans using supercomputers with their new 22nm processors that can increase head scan speeds by 18 times what they currently can produce.

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