Rugby giants to look into new technology to combat head injuries.
Saracens are set to trial some groundbreaking technology designed to help provide more information on the long term effects of concussion and even debuted the device in last weekend’s win over London Irish, the BBC reports.
The device, called the xPatch and produced by a US company, measures the size and angle of hits to the head, and is hoped it can be used to protect players against any future health worries such as dementia.
The club’s performance director Phil Morrow said they were now looking into the issues surrounding concussion and are trying the sensors out to see if they can help aid their studies.
Concussion has been a hot topic in both rugby and football recently, and should their trials be successful the sports could well be prompted to use the patches full time.