York Cougars test sensor helmets for concussions

The York Comprehensive High School football team is testing out several hi-tech sensors in football helmets that can help lead to detecting a concussion.

Riddell's InSite Impact Response System places sensors inside a player's helmet and ranks the level of impact on hits to the helmet. That ranking is relayed to a handheld device that is in the hands of an athletic trainer -- who can determine whether or not the player needs to undergo concussion testing.

"We're always looking for new ways to keep our players protected and maintain a healthy environment on the football field," head coach Bobby Carroll said in a press release.

Riddell said the product has had more than 2 million hits analyzed during testing.

The York Cougars are one of the first schools in South Carolina to have the device.