Dr. James Noble is a concussion specialist who says that women suffer from concussions at a higher rate than men.
World Cup athletes are testing a new impact concussion-fighting headband, which helps to understand how head injuries happen. The headband helps players keep track of how hits are impacting their brains before concussions take them out of the game completely. The Triax impact headband is designed to measure how often and how hard a player gets hit. It will not diagnose a concussion; but instead, it downloads hit statistics in real time to a computer or mobile app. It measures things like force and rotation which is analyzed by users, doctors and researchers. The idea is, how many small hits are too many? In the future we may have a limit for how many hits a person is allowed to take in a week or a month or a season. Other new technologies being used are able to track and protect players wearing protective headbands during games. Some players are now wearing protective caps, or a headband that is stronger than steel. (“Head in the Game," reporter Jericka Duncan, CBS this morning, June 12, 2015)