Football Helmet Sensors Rejected by Virginia County

November 18, 2014

Loudoun County has rejected using impact sensors in the helmets of its public high school football players.

The Washington Post reports that at a Nov. 5 meeting of the Loudoun School Board’s Health, Safety and Transportation Committee, the panel decided unanimously not to allow any helmet sensors, which measure the force of a hit on a football field.

Assistant Superintendent Ned Waterhouse says the county “will consider sensors when a device is scientifically and medically proven.”

Schools spokesman Wayde Byard says the committee noted that only a small group of parents at one of the county’s 14 high schools has asked for sensors. Those were parents of players at Loudoun Valley High School in Purcellville.

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