Smart Helmets

As if American football players don’t get enough flack from rugby-playing nations, Wired is reporting that their helmets are going electronic:

Now, according to The Washington Post, the league is on the verge of pilot-testing the installation of three types of accelerometers — in mouthpieces, earpieces, and helmets — to see if accurate neuroanalysis can occur during games. This could possibly allow coaching staffs to isolate and diagnosis the severity of concussions within minutes. Long-term, the test could gather unprecedented data on how players become injured and what happens to them in the ensuing weeks.

What can happen in the ensuing seconds is often painfully obvious….

Hopefully, it’ll save some skulls.