Dartmouth Creates Robotic Tackling Dummies for Players to Hit During Practice

Kyle Newport@@KyleNewportFeatured ColumnistAugust 27, 2015

via WMUR-TV

The Dartmouth Big Green have found a way to use technology to change the way they practice.

According to WMUR-TV, Dartmouth engineering students have created what they call the MVP, or the Mobile Virtual Player. When you see what it does, you'll realize that it truly is the MVP of practices.

The Mobile Virtual Player is a remote-controlled tackling dummy capable of absorbing full contact. It makes practices safer for players, as it reduces the risk of injuries, specifically those to the head and neck.

This is just the next step in improving player safety. While there may be some fine-tuning needed, this invention is a real game-changer practice-changer. The less player-on-player contact during practice, the better.

Thanks to technology and the Ivy League, practices may be changed forever. 

[WMUR-TV, h/t SB Nation]

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