Wireless nanosensors for monitoring concussion of football players

Mouli Ramasamy, Robert Harbaugh, Vijay K. Varadan

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Abstract

Football players are more to violent impacts and injuries more than any athlete in any other sport. Concussion or mild traumatic brain injuries were one of the lesser known sports injuries until the last decade. With the advent of modern technologies in medical and engineering disciplines, people are now more aware of concussion detection and prevention. These concussions are often overlooked by football players themselves. The cumulative effect of these mild traumatic brain injuries can cause long-term residual brain dysfunctions. The principle of concussion is based the movement of the brain in the neurocranium and viscerocranium. The brain is encapsulated by the cerebrospinal fluid which acts as a protective layer for the brain. This fluid can protect the brain against minor movements, however, any rapid movements of the brain may mitigate the protective capability of the cerebrospinal fluid. In this paper, we propose a wireless health monitoring helmet that addresses the concerns of the current monitoring methods - it is non-invasive for a football player as helmet is not an additional gear, it is efficient in performance as it is equipped with EEG nanosensors and 3D accelerometer, it does not restrict the movement of the user as it wirelessly communicates to the remote monitoring station, requirement of individual monitoring stations are not required for each player as the ZigBee protocol can couple multiple transmitters with one receiver. A helmet was developed and validated according to the above mentioned parameters.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number943408
JournalProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
Volume9434
Issue numberJanuary
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2015
EventNanosensors, Biosensors, and Info-Tech Sensors and Systems 2015 - San Diego, United States
Duration: Mar 9 2015Mar 11 2015

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Nanosensors
brain
Brain
Monitoring
helmets
brain damage
cerebrospinal fluid
Cerebrospinal fluid
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Sports
athletes
Fluid
electroencephalography
accelerometers
ZigBee
transmitters
health
Zigbee
Accelerometer
Health Monitoring

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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Wireless nanosensors for monitoring concussion of football players. / Ramasamy, Mouli; Harbaugh, Robert; Varadan, Vijay K.

In: Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering, Vol. 9434, No. January, 943408, 01.01.2015.

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