Many years ago (perhaps 10), the US Army started began installing sensors in helmets to track the impact of IED events on brain trauma among combat troops.
SFTT reported in 2010 that BAE Systems unveiled its latest concussion sensor for soldier helmets, named Headborne Energy Analysis and Diagnostic System (“HEADS”). Apparently, BAE and the military have been tracking military “concussive” events for some time since the ...
Two years ago, sophisticated sensors were implanted in military helmets of some 7,000 troops serving in Iraq and Afghanistan. The purpose of the sensors was to evaluate the extent of concussions and brain trauma injuries caused by IEDs and other combat related incidents. According to the military video shown below, data from these sensors was downloaded monthly to a computer terminal and then forwarded to a “secure” data center in Aberdeen, MD for analysis.
In a paper released this week, there are new indications that brain trauma injuries may mimic many of the symptoms of Lou Gehrig’s disease. In an news article published August 18th by the New York Times entitled Brain Trauma Injury can mimic A.L.S., NYT’s reporter Alan Schwartz indicates that A.L.S. or amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, commonly referred to as Lew Gehrig’s Disease may have been triggered by concussions and other traumatic head injuries.