High-tech helmets pilot approved for Arkansas football team

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

In recent years, concussions and brain injuries have cast a shadow over America's favorite sport.

In February, THV 11 featured a special report on the safety ratings of football helmets and now one central Arkansas high school has a chance to use cutting edge technology to help protect players in its program. Helmet maker Riddell approached North Little Rock High's football team about trying a new helmet sensor that can alert trainers when athletes may have sustained a concussion. It's a brand new technology that only a handful of schools around the country are using.

"There's no high school in the state of Arkansas with this technology right now," said North Little Rock Athletic Director Gary Davis. "Concussions are a major concern for every football program."

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