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FIFA to use Australian technology to monitor concussions at World Cup

Concussed players at the World Cup in Qatar will be assessed using a new piece of Australian-owned technology as part of the most extensive set of protocols FIFA has ever deployed at a major tournament.

NeuroFlex, a virtual reality headset which tracks eye and head movements to help facilitate a safe return to play, has inked a partnership deal with Aspetar, Qatar’s world-leading sports medicine hospital which provides care to all sporting events held in the country.

Former Socceroo Gerry Gomez with NeuroFlex executive director Grenville Thynne.Credit:James Brickwood

That includes the forthcoming World Cup, which kicks off in Doha on November 20 and is the first in which teams will be permitted to use a concussion substitute, in line with IFAB’s ongoing global trial, regardless of how many of the usual five subs have been made.

After being successfully tested in Super Rugby, the…

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