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Tackling sport’s concussion problem

The latest technology that’s helping to tackle head injuries in sport.

Head injuries in sport can have a devastating effect on the brain, which is often only noticed later in life. So lots of people are investigating ways of making it safer to play sports such as American football, boxing and soccer. We look at new technology including smart mouth guards and innovative helmets, and we find out about the latest medical developments that are helping people to combat the risk of brain disease.

Produced and presented by Ben Wyatt

Image: Two footballers contest a header (Credit: Getty Images)

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23 minutes

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Tue 23 Feb 2021 23:06GMT

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