Seattle company creates concussion detecting system

When the Ravens and the 49ers collide in the Super Bowl this Sunday, a Seattle start-up's technology will be used to determine if a player has a concussion after a bone-jarring hit.

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The company has also been busy, producing its impact sensing mouth guards, called the X-Guard, and its latest addition, the X-Patch, a skin patch worn behind the ear that is about the size of a nickel.

Both have sensors that record what happens inside a player's head when it gets smacked around. They can show whether the impact was above a certain magnitude or threshold.


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