Sensor to detect brain concussion

News / 23 May, 2019

Advanced Manufacturing, Biomedical Printing

How can 3D printing specialists improve athlete's health by preventing brain injury? Developing a sensor able to detect brain concussion. Martin Kuhlmann, Ac​​ademic Associate at the iPrint Institute, provided programming skills and sensor packaging, using 3D printing techniques. 

The player is equipped with a shock detector placed into his helmet. Once the shock is detected, the device sends an alarm to an expert who assesses the risk of concussion. This technology avoids many complications due to head trauma. Currently at the development stage, the project is led by Estelle Leyrolles, dean of the industrial department at the Vocation School of Fribourg. 

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