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Purdue football players are used to being scrutinized on every drill -- -- But these men aren't coaches they're part of produce neuro trauma group they're watching the action on the field in a much different way your success like that -- -- -- For years the group has been working with high school players measuring the impact football has on the brain but this is the first year they're teaming up -- Purdue football means hope.
-- this will be kind of first step but eventually will be awarded.
Track the changes that happen from freshman year high school.
Always your senior college the research team is able to measure hits in real time thinks that either sell around letters place in padding which goes right.
Inside the helmet -- records deceleration that they experience every time they take.
And and they show up on here.
The computer tracks the overall number and severity of hits along with where they land on the head.
The team then compares that data with MRI brain scans of players taken throughout the season to see what kind of impact of those.
-- -- -- so far their results are startling.
In the high school athletes we saw that -- 10% of them roughly get concussions each year.
-- about half key players are showing changes in general physiology that are are worrisome for us.
All of the changes we're seeing.
That occur in the brain are related to the number of hits the that the individual takes.
-- -- -- This seizing their tracking even more hits even attention some sensors directly to players' necks hoping to learn something on the college field.
-- will keep even younger players -- as well.
We think that when you come up here you get to work with players that are bigger stronger faster.
Possibly having -- include.
Will will see a different pattern get dirt all -- 59 news.
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