NFL partners with UF to measure on-field head impacts using novel mouthguard sensors
The National Football League (NFL) today announced that the University of Florida has joined its program to collect data from on-field head impacts – through novel mouthguard sensors – to inform injury reduction efforts at the professional and collegiate level, including through rules changes and the development of higher-performing equipment like position-specific helmets.
The University of Florida joined this year along with The University of Georgia, The University of Pittsburgh, and Vanderbilt University. These four new additions join the original four participating universities from 2021: The University of Alabama, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, The University of Washington, and University of Wisconsin. The football players at all eight universities may voluntarily opt-in to participate in the novel program.