Date of Award

Spring 5-20-2021

Degree Name

MSEd in Physical Education

Department

Kinesiology, Sport Studies and Physical Education

First Advisor

Daniel Raimondo

Second Advisor

Cathy Houston-Wilson

Abstract

As more information emerges involving the long-term effects of concussions on athletes, so does the push to protect them, and in turn, continue to encourage participation. Concussions are extremely prevalent in the sport of football in particular, despite athletes wearing protective equipment such as helmets. Analysis of previous research shows that technological advancements in video analysis as well as impact tracking systems can positively influence player safety. When combining this with continued advancement in equipment development, testing, and proper usage, especially in the sport of football, athletes will be better protected. The purpose of this synthesis is to review the literature on the effects of technology on reducing the risk of concussions in sports. A second purpose of this synthesis is to review the importance of football equipment and its effects on concussion prevention.

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