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"Hard Hits" pt 3: Concussion assessments advance through technology

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While concussion research is generally still in its infancy, the research over the past decade has pushed concussion assessments to a very technical realm. High schools are yet to fully utilize such methods, but in many cases, professional sports and even college athletics are using technological means to assess concussions and their effects more and more.

Southern Miss is one of those institutions. In this week's edition of "Hard Hits," we visit with Scott Piland, associate professor of exercise science and certified athletic trainer at Southern Miss, who takes us step-by-step through the process the university's athletes go through if they are thought to have suffered a concussion.