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Virtual Reality: The Next Frontier for Fighting Concussions

Technology can entertain us. It can help us be more productive. It can even teach us a thing or two about the world. A recent study suggests that technology may be especially good at another task: helping us avoid serious injury. Researchers from Penn State have developed a virtual reality platform that allows for the investigation of cognitive disturbances caused by sports-related concussions. Considering that nearly 300,000 athletes suffer from concussions every year, the research could have a wide-ranging effect on diagnosis and treatment. The following three reasons show why virtual reality may be the next frontier for fighting concussions. read more

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