Published Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Georgia football coach develops head injury device

ATLANTA (AP) – An assistant high school football coach is developing a device to prevent head injuries similar to one that nearly killed one of his players.

WSB-TV reports Mike Massey, of North Forsyth High School, formed a company - Pro-Tech Armor - and has developed the Halo-One Impact Detection device, which instantly measures the impact of a blow to the head or neck.

Upon impact, a row of lights connected to sensors on a helmet or headband will become illuminated as a warning sign of a blow hard enough to cause a concussion.

Massey hopes to be able to market the product for $70 a unit and says it can be used to non-athletic purposes as well.

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Information from: WSB-TV, http://www.wsbtv.com/index.html

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