Curbing Concussions

Curbing Concussions

Source: University of Washington

One of the realities of attending neurosurgeon Dr. Samuel Browd’s job as the medical director of the Seattle Children’s Sports Concussion Program is telling 14-year-olds that their futures in football are over. That’s the truth behind sports-related traumatic brain injury, after all, which touches millions of kids and adults each year and is the driving force behind VICIS, the research-propelled University of Washington startup that’s bringing together faculty and students to create a concussion-curbing helmet that aims to revolutionize the game of football.

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