Unfortunately, I handle some incredibly heartbreaking injury cases resulting from contact sports participation . Regardless of age, ethnicity, social status, training, equipment, preparation, etc. contact sports pose significant danger to athletes.   From catastrophic spinal and brain injuries and more – My clients have learned the hard way just how dangerous the field can be.

Most of us believe the majority of injuries occur during a game, however, injuries occur more frequently during practice. Grade school, high school, college and NFL players are all subject to debilitating and catastrophic injury from tackling; from long term cognitive impairment to lifelong rehabilitation and sometimes death.

I recently learned of exciting technology coming from the Dartmouth University Engineering department, and I am excited to share the information with you! Dartmouth students have resolved to provide a solution for safer practice and to minimize the risk of concussions and other injuries.  Dartmouth students have introduced us to a new kind of MVP. 

Robotic Technology in the Name of Safety

The MVP, or Mobile Virtual Player, provides a way for athletes to be able to tackle moving targets, but without the chance of injuring their teammates. While many coaches have tried to implement a rule against tackling during practice, bags and sleds are not exactly the ideal practice alternative from a skill-development standpoint. The Dartmouth MVP aims to provide a safe yet challenging alternative. From a remote operation, the MVP can simulate every position on the football field, aside from the QB!

An investment in MVP technology can truly make a world of difference for athletes of all ages! While the football field may be the last place we expect to see a robot, it is a step in the right direction. If you or a loved one has been injured on the field or in practice, call me immediately.

As your Ohio catastrophic injury lawyer, I’ll be there for you, and I’ll Make Them Pay!®

Author: Tim Misny | For over four decades, personal injury lawyer Tim Misny has represented the injured victim in birth injury, medical malpractice, and catastrophic injury/wrongful death cases, serving “ClevelandAkron/CantonColumbusDayton and neighboring communities.” You can reach Tim by email at misnylaw.com/ask-tim-a-question/ or call at 1 (877) 944-4373.


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Minimizing Sports Related Injuries with Robotic Technology
As an injury lawyer in the state of Ohio, I have seen devastating and catastrophic injuries caused by contact sports participation. In the near future, I hope players and their families can request that institutions implement robotic tackling technology during practice. The technology is in place... the word just needs to spread quickly.
Catastrophic Injuries