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The NFL is still trying to figure out how to use the brain-wave monitors it has installed in every team’s stadiums.
The league announced Monday that it will be releasing a new product in an effort to give players a more accurate, more consistent look at their performance.
It will include a new version of the brain scanner called the AAVS, which is an automated, portable device that will be worn on the players shoulder, chest and head.
The AAVs are being developed in partnership with Boston-based biopharmaceutical company Cephalon, and are being manufactured by a team of researchers.
Cephalons company has partnered with the NFL to develop the new device.
The AAV sensor, which was created to replace the existing sensor, can pick up the brain’s electrical activity in real time and provide an accurate, high-resolution picture of how players are performing.
It is expected to be on the market in 2019.
The NFL will begin shipping the devices to teams in early 2018.