Synder Collaborates on Helmet Impact Detection System
Synder Collaborates on Helmet Impact Detection System

Kailey Synder, PhDKailey Synder, PhD, assistant professor in the Department of Physical Therapy, collaborated on “Perceptions of Safety and Support among High School Football Players Utilizing a Helmet Impact Detection System,” Graduate Medical Education Research Journal. 2019 Dec. 13; 1(1).

Findings suggest the use of instrumented helmets may encourage athletes’ feeling supported by coaches/administrators and their perceptions of safety which could impact their decision to engage in football. However, more research is needed to determine if these feelings of safety translate to a change in rates of concussions compared to players with traditional helmets.

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