College of Engineering
Biomedical Engineering Department
BS in Biomedical Engineering
Christopher Heylman, Michael Whitt
In this document we summarize our intent to design and manufacture a device that will be used in conjunction with a football helmet, will detect impact forces to the head, and notify the user to seek out further medical attention when subjected to forces large enough to cause concussions. We describe the large market including all levels of football players and the need for improved technology that will not only be effective in elucidating risks but encouraging players to use the device over the alternatives. To design the device, we have researched the problem of concussions in football and have evidence that there is sufficient technology available to us. In our report we provide all of our documentation available at this stage of development.