September 26, 2019

Episode 201: Detecting danger from traumatic brain injuries

A University of Arizona biomedical engineer is promoting the use of sensors in mouth guard to detect sports concussions.

AZSCI 201 Brain Injury University of Arizona biomedical engineer Kaveh Laksari.
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Detecting danger from traumatic brain injuries

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Episode 201: University of Arizona biomedical engineer Kaveh Laksari

University of Arizona biomedical engineer Kaveh Laksari is building on the auto industry's studies on brain injuries from vehicle accidents. He is investigating how impacts cause injuries to the soft tissue of the brain inside the skull. Laksari promotes using tiny sensors in mouth guards to detect potential injuries from sports concussions, backing up a doctor's on-field diagnosis.

Kaveh Laksari spoke to Leslie Tolbert, Ph.D Professor Emerita in Neuroscience at the University of Arizona.

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