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CASE STUDY

Is MC10 creating superhumans?

Wearable tech startup MC10 works at the cross-section between health and technology. Its 'invisible' head impact indicator monitors sports players, feeding back vital data to their coaches.

Location United States

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After years of playing for the Philadelphia Eagles and the New England Patriots, American football player Kevin Turner was diagnosed with Lou Gehrig's disease – a degenerative disorder that damages the neuromuscular system. With thousands of retired football players receiving the same diagnosis, some scientists now believe the disease is caused by repeated concussions and knocks to the head. [1] As a result, the NFL has agreed to pay out $765 million to 4,500 former football players, including Kevin Turner, for brain injuries suffered on the field. [2]

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