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Student invents helmet to alert the user in case of concussion

Shared by Ana Duarte on 2019-09-02 13:30

About the solution

Adrian was a football player until he was diagnosed with pediatric epilepsy. According to the doctors, it was caused by an undetected concussion.

This led the boy to create a helmet that can alert a player in case he has a head injury.

His diagnosis inspired the student to come up with a helmet that's able to alert a player to a possible head injury.

"I modified my prototype to where once it's hit with about 85 to 90 G's of force, the paintball explodes. This doesn’t have to be the case with any other player. I want to protect every player’s future and their career", the student explained.

Adrian entered his helmet into the International Science and Engineering Fair and made it all the way to the finals. He's now working with doctors and other scientists to develop a patent for his helmet.

Adapted from: https://abc13.co/2kp3W1B
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fLZDY9VcaiU

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About the author

Adrian Alamillo, born in the USA, in 2002, was a high school student who played football and who built, in 2019, a helmet to detect head injuries.

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