NFL teams may be using head impact sensors by 2015 (USA Today)

USATodayLogoMore NFL players are likely to wear sensors that assess head impact in games this season as the league and its players union expand a project proponents hope will help them tackle the concussion issue.

Kevin Guskiewicz, a University of North Carolina researcher who’s a member of league and union safety committees, told USA TODAY Sports two companies are “fine-tuning” their head accelerometer devices based on researchers’ feedback in anticipation of wider deployment this fall, with expansion to all 32 teams possible as soon as 2015.

“We need a sample of these players across all positions and studying every play type possible,” Guskiewicz said by phone Sunday night. “So, that’s the next step. Then I hope from there that, if we find (the devices) have utility that could actually help an individual player … my hope would be that we would go league-wide.”

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