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ASU football players take part in concussion study

PHOENIX — Sensors have been integrated into the helmets of 36 Arizona
State football players as part of a study on concussions.

It’s called the sideline response system, often called SRS.

ASU head athletic trainer Bill Martin said impact to a player’s helmet will
send information to a computer program that analyzes data on the hit, the force
and how hard it was.

The study is being done with the Phoenix-based genomics research group TGen and
helmet manufacturer Riddell.

TGen’s clinical researchers deploy equipment on the sidelines that captures the
SRS data.

A Phoenix TV station reported TGen researchers also are
collecting blood, saliva and urine samples from the participating players.

The goal is to see if there are molecular changes within bodily fluids that
coincide with a hard cranial impact.

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Information from: KPHO-TV, http://www.kpho.com/

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