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A new hope

A high school freshman is on the cutting edge of concussion-detection technology

Updated: May 24, 2012, 9:27 AM ET
By Mike Grimala | ESPNHS

This story originally appeared in the May/June issue of ESPNHS magazine.

The next breakthrough in state-of-the-art sports equipment may not come from a high-tech research laboratory or a giant apparel manufacturer -- it might very well be coming from a high school freshman in Southern California.

Braeden Benedict, a 15-year-old football player at Palos Verdes Peninsula (Palos Verdes, Calif.), is developing a helmet attachment that senses when a high-impact collision has ...

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