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Penn State football: Nittany Lions to take part of concussion study with Head Health Network

Penn State will partner with the Head Health Network in a study of head injuries.

In an agreement announced Monday, HHN will utilize an advanced sensor system in concussion research which will be built around testing the effectiveness of various concussion-diagnostic tools such as Physical and Cognitive Testing, Virtual Reality and Bio-markers.

The study will install sensors to monitor impacts in the helmets of 24 Nittany Lion players and relay the data to sideline personnel. The group also is studying players at Texas A&M and LSU.

“Working with Head Health Network has provided our staff with an effective tool for quantifying the number and type of impacts that our players are experiencing,” said Tim Bream, Assistant AD for Athletic Training Services and head trainer for the Nittany Lion football team. “We are excited that the information we collect will be utilized to help make the game of football safer for not only our players, but for players of all ages.”