Major League Lacrosse -- a professional lacrosse league in the United States -- has embraced sensor technology in player helmets. Or more precisely: Players in the league now wear wireless headbands under their helmets. The league, in turn, hopes to gather and analyze the right real-time data to "get out in front of concussions and head injuries," according to Triax Technology, which makes the sensor technology.

Triax promotes Smart Impact Monitor, a small sensor device that sits in headbands worn by athletes. The sensor transmits head impact information to coaches and other personnel on the sidelines. Armed with that data, sideline personnel can potentially spot and more effectively treat athletes who suffer head injuries and concussions.

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