Cincinnati Children's Blog

Drive to Protect Brain from Concussions Inspired by Woodpeckers

Greg Myer, PhD, FACSM, CSCS*D, is leading an independent study on the efficacy and safety of a collar-like device to decrease concussions in impact sports. The device, inspired by the brains of woodpeckers, puts pressure on the jugular vein to increase blood volume in the brain and create a tighter fit for the brain so it can’t slosh around within the skull.

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