Color Changing Polymer Can Signal TBI in Athletes and Soldiers
Full article at http://neurosciencenews.com/tbi-color-changing-polymer-2455/
To detect head trauma immediately, a team of researchers has developed a polymer-based material that changes colors depending on how hard it is hit. The goal is to someday incorporate this material into protective headgear, providing an obvious indication of injury.
The research was presented at the 250th National Meeting & Exposition of the American Chemical Society.Image:
There is no easy way to tell if someone has just sustained a brain injury, so soldiers and athletes may unknowingly continue to do the very activity that caused the damage and potentially cause more harm. But a force-responsive, color-changing patch could prevent additional injury. Image adapted from the American Chemical Society video. #neurology #tbi