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.
This solution shall not include mention to the use of drugs, chemicals or biologicals (including food); invasive devices; offensive, commercial or inherently dangerous content. This solution was not medically validated. Proceed with caution! If you have any doubts, please consult with a health professional.
DISCLAIMER: This story was written by someone who is not the author of the solution, therefore please be advised that, although it was written with the utmost respect for the innovation and the innovator, there can be some incorrect statements. If you find any errors please contact the patient Innovation team via firstname.lastname@example.org
App to help detect concussions
Patient invents helmet to help to prevent concussions
Man who had a concussion creates computer interface to get brain data
Amoebic brain abscess
Blood brain barrier defect
Brain cancer metastatic
Brain midline shift
Brain neoplasm benign
Brain neoplasm malignant
Brain stem embolism
Brain stem glioma
Brain stem glioma benign
Brain stem stroke
Congenital brain damage
Head and Neck
Executing cognitive functions
Loss of fine motor skills