Football faces increasing criticism as mounting evidence shows the dangers of concussions, in particular undiagnosed concussions.
A new telehealth initiative at Dartmouth College aims to eliminate those undiagnosed concussions by bringing neurosurgeons to the sidelines–via robot.
On the sidelines of the Dartmouth/Penn football game, neurosurgeon Robert Singer watches carefully.
“A lot of these hits are shoulder hits. What we’re looking for are direct head to head kind of contact, that type of thing.”
Dartmouth, like many colleges, has coaches and trainers watching for concussions during games. Still, sometimes, the diagnosis is tricky. That’s where Dr. Singer comes in.