Color-Changing Helmets Won’t Just Minimize Trauma, They’ll Detect It

Color-Changing Helmets Won’t Just Minimize Trauma, They’ll Detect It
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Color-changing polymer developed by University of Pennsylvania reveals head trauma, helping flag injuries that might have gone untreated

Azalea Pena
  • 20 august 2015

Soldiers’ lives are always on the line. Athletes also suffer many life-threatening blows for the love of the game. Accidents can happen anytime. How would one know if he or she is already suffering from a brain injury if there are no other obvious symptoms? A team from the University of Pennsylvania developed a polymer that changes color upon impact to determine whether a person has suffered head trauma, as reported by the American Chemical Society.

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