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Indiana's top high school football players testing new concussion technology

INDIANAPOLIS, IN (WAVE) - New concussion technology is being tested by some of Indiana's top young football players.

Ninety-two player helmets have been outfitted with brain sensors in advance of this year's high school all-star game.

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The helmets are being worn during practice, and they'll be work during the big game in Indianapolis.

A spokesman for the maker, Brain Sentry, said the device works like an extra pair of eyes for the coach, trying to keep players safe.

"Our device will simply indicate via a red light that the player has taken that significant hit," said Mark Jacobs of Brain Sentry. "A coach or trainer can pull that player to the sideline, administer their standard concussion protocol and determine if that player should be removed from play or [is] safe to return to play."

Currently, there is no standard for the helmets worn by children playing football.

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