Can New Technology Detect And Prevent Concussions?

As concern over sports-induced concussions continues to build, there’s an increasing demand for new technologies that can prevent or reduce head injuries. This fall, the NFL offered $10 million for innovations leading to a safer helmet. But as it turns out, a company based in Lowell says they’ve already made one. From the outside, a Xenith football helmet looks like any other helmet on the market. But the technology inside sets Xenith apart. “A lot of the foam products that are out there, they’re very stiff, they’re very rigid,” Xenith president Chuck Huggins says. “They don’t disperse energy as well as our air cell.”