Hitting a Wall at 30 MPH: Concussion sensors measure brain damage


The G-Force data from mouth guard sensors can tell us about what happens to different structures of the brain during impact and the transmission of shock from the impact through the corpus callosum. The impact of a single hit is comparable to hitting a wall in a car at 30 miles per hour. For the average player in a football game this may occur as many as 62 times.

Click here to see the video presentation of a brain impact and learn what happens within a player’s skull which can result in lasting damage.

About Rolf Gainer Ph.D.

Dr. Rolf Gainer is the founder of the Neurologic Rehabilitation Institute at Brookhaven Hospital in Tulsa, Oklahoma as well as the Neurological Rehabilitation Institute of Ontario, in Toronto, Canada. Dr. Gainer is a psychologist with more than twenty-five years of experience in the treatment and rehabilitation of individuals with brain injuries and a dual diagnosis. Dr. Gainer has designed and operated innovative rehabilitation programs in the United States and Canada for individuals who have been regarded as difficult to serve. He is currently involved in conducting two outcome studies related to the long-term issues faced by individuals with brain injuries and a dual diagnosis. He has presented papers throughout the United States and Canada in many professional conferences and educational forums.

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