Repeat head impacts may lead to depression later

Study participants with a history of repetitive head impacts and traumatic brain injury reported greater depression symptoms later than those who didn't.

Gina DiGravio-Boston • futurity
June 30, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: depression cognition memory brains athletes sports featured health-and-medicine football injuries

Why safely reopening high school sports is going to be a lot harder than opening college and pro ball

Our experts offer safer ways to bring back amateur sports.

Phillip D. Levy, Assistant Vice President for Translational Science and Clinical Research Innovation, Wayne State University • conversation
June 24, 2020 ~8 min

Tags:  covid-19  coronavirus  pandemic  sars-cov-2  athletes  sports  college-athletics

Robo-umps are coming to Major League Baseball, and the game will never be the same

Computerized systems that automatically determine whether a pitch is a ball or strike promise to make umpiring more accurate, but at what price?

Rayvon Fouché, Professor of American Studies, Purdue University • conversation
June 1, 2020 ~9 min

Tags: robotics technology sports computer-vision baseball major-league-baseball sports-fans umpire

Robo-boot concept promises 50% faster running

A high-tech twist on an old idea – running on springs – could give human-powered movement its biggest boost in more than a century.

David Braun, Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Computer Engineering, Vanderbilt University • conversation
May 15, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: robotics physics biomechanics bicycling running physiology sports robotic-exoskeletons sprinting springs

Offensive linemen should stand up to avoid injury

A small change to the starting stance offensive linemen use could avoid the effects of repeated head impacts, which include brain damage.

Kayla Wiles-Purdue • futurity
April 21, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: brains sports health-and-medicine concussions football injuries

Don’t count on sports coming back anytime soon

COVID-19 has shut down professional and college sports. An expert explains why teams aren't playing and how that helps fight the pandemic's spread.

Patti Verbanas-Rutgers • futurity
March 27, 2020 ~1 min

Tags: covid-19 sports featured society-and-culture

Noblewoman really wanted to play donkey polo in the afterlife

Animal bones in a tomb provide the first physical evidence of donkey polo in Imperial China, researchers report.

Talia Ogliore-WUSTL • futurity
March 19, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: history china archaeology sports society-and-culture burials

Two things cut concussions in youth football

With safer tackles and padded helmets, no youth football players got concussions in a 20-practice, seven-game season, a new study shows.

Patti Verbanas-Rutgers • futurity
March 3, 2020 ~2 min

Tags: brains childrens-health sports health-and-medicine concussions football

Don’t delay treatment after a concussion. Here’s why

Delaying treatment after suffering a concussion can mean a slower recovery, experts warn.

Rick Pietzak-Pittsburgh • futurity
Jan. 7, 2020 ~3 min

Tags: brains athletes sports health-and-medicine concussions traumatic-injury

Kids with and without disabilities play together in iGYM

Check out this video to see kids with and without disabilities on the same court competing against each other in a new game called iGYM.

Bernie DeGroat-Michigan • futurity
Jan. 3, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: play exercise childrens-health sports gaming disabilities featured health-and-medicine

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