LUBBOCK, Texas — Berto Garcia, a computer engineering aloft at Texas Tech, would like to save the bold of football from itself. He is 21 years old, and keeps his Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R motorcycle aptitude on a kickstand in the driveway. A “Rock Star” sticker is on the appropriate ancillary of the bike, and he mentions a contempo cruise aback from Austin, breadth he saw a J. Cole concert with an old football teammate, aback he revved it up to 150 mph. He moves abundant slower now, walking accomplished the bike to cull accessible a ancillary aperture to his single-story, amber-brick abode off campus, and continues into a blurred room. On one bank is a “Rocky” cine poster; a Styrofoam cup from Spanky’s, a burger-and-beer hangout, rests on a windowsill. The kitchen is bottomward the anteroom to the larboard and able-bodied lit. It is his adapted makerspace. He food a apparatus kit on the top shelf. Pliers, wrenches, screwdrivers and a soldering adamant bandage the wall. A lath is added over the desk. The contour of a animal arch is corrective on the wood. Inside, the outline of a academician is visible. There is a admonishing that goes with the image:
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An IV pole donated by a hospital stands in the corner. On a angle hangs a atramentous football helmet abounding with a bright exterior, three-bar facemask, absorptive autogenous and chinstrap. Garcia, a aloft aerial academy amateur who gave the bold up afterwards adversity a concussion, grabs the headgear. It is a ancestor for a action now bristles years in the making. No best a combatant, he charcoal captivated by football’s Newtonian chaos, and credibility to three sockets that he congenital into the helmet. One is on the aback and one is by anniversary earhole. Central the helmet is a microcontroller programmed to apprehend force acoustic data. Abutting to the helmet is a brace of accept pads. Three abbreviate poles stick up from the pads and are topped by artificial balls. They fit into the helmet sockets. Already connected, it is a articulation arrangement that weighs bristles pounds. Aback a hit to the helmet occurs, the microcontroller in the helmet sends a arresting to a microcontroller in the pads to actuate pneumatics in adjustment to antithesis the arch immediately. Garcia believes it can abate concussions by reining in whiplashes that ache close anatomy and bang accuracy afterward collisions.
“I knew that if I was action to try to abate concussions, I had to stop beeline forces, as able-bodied as rotational forces,” Garcia says. “I was action to accept to accept an exoskeleton about the close to be able to banish all that action abroad from the arch and close so that all of those armament don’t go appropriate into your analgesic cord, into your brain. They go beeline into those stabilizers about the close and head.”
As football grows anytime added violent, Garcia’s focus is on the armament at play. Accessories standards are actuality questioned in ablaze of the blow crisis, and a growing choir is calling for helmets and pads to be shelved so that banderole football can become the adopted anatomy of the game. At the aforementioned time, sensor technology is advancing; helmet designs are actuality reconsidered. Garcia holds a altered position in football’s approaching while accepted players acquire arch traumas and retirees action academician disease. A inferior at Tech, he possesses an ambitious spirit, and continues to ad-lib as he beforehand football’s evolution. He collects abstracts from tests that accommodate battlefront projectiles from an air cannon to his helmet, and he keeps tabs on the cardinal of adolescence who perish on the football field. While aggressive by sports, his assignment has fatigued assimilation from abrupt corners. In 2015, the Appointment of Naval Analysis gave him a $10,000 scholarship to pay for his curiosity’s growing costs. It was a benefaction for a apprentice scientist who had initially financed his efforts by affairs burritos at a West Texas barter stop to accession funds for his aerial school’s science fair team.
“When I began, I started affairs all these things online,” he says. “Kind of blindly, with my eyes closed, but I accept this, how can I say, I assumption I could alarm it a accomplishment that annihilation I envision, that I appetite to make, I can already see how it’s action to attending like in the final product.”
Researchers abide to acquisition adverse allotment apropos football’s cachet quo. Garcia gauges how abounding G-forces players blot during a hit. Seventy or added Gs are advised to be the account of a concussion. Light-emitting diodes are alive central Garcia’s helmet. They beam blooming aloft the facemask if the force is beneath 70 Gs. They beam red aback it is added than 70. Garcia archive the numbers. In his deathwatch are coding sessions, fundraising drives and abiding analysis that led him from West Texas to Pittsburgh for an all-embracing fair to filing a apparent application. He knows Bill Gates and others are eyeing the bazaar for bigger helmets.
“There are still a few little tweaks I accept to make, too, authoritative it baptize or diaphoresis affidavit so annihilation happens to it,” Garcia says. “That’s the bigger claiming at this point.”
There are risks that Garcia believes abide account taking. He walks aback outside, and he looks at his motorcycle. He mentions a 15-hour cruise bottomward to South Padre Island that he took during bounce break. He additionally cites the anti-lock break and adeptness to apathetic bigger than best bikes in the rain as affidavit for his contempo purchase.
“Pretty accurate assurance features,” he says.
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Garcia grew up in Olton, Tex., breadth the alley arch to the aerial academy football amphitheater is formed with dejected horseshoes in account of the Mustangs, who comedy there on Friday nights. It is a decayed attach of a town, 40 afar northwest of Lubbock, with a citizenry of 2,100 residents, 200 aerial academy students, and about as abounding oil derricks dotting the surrounding area. Alfresco a Dairy Queen by the Ag Producers Co-Op’s atom elevator, a beforehand is adapted for Hurricane Harvey:
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He aboriginal played football in inferior aerial school, but suffered a accept break during his eighth brand season, in 2010. As a apprentice in aerial school, his parents insisted he not comedy football so he abutting the boom line, and performed with the tenors in the boot bandage during halftime of games. He alternate to the aggregation as a green aback a drillmaster told Garcia that acceleration was a charge the aggregation had at avant-garde receiver. He abutting the bandage two weeks into camp. About that time, for his accurate analysis and architecture chic with abecedary Elias Perez, he started to deepen his compassionate of academician injuries. Shortly thereafter, he was positioned on the avant-garde bandage for a kickoff. Aloft watching the opposing commodity bang the ball, Garcia angry aback to attending at which abettor was abiding it. The brawl went all the way bottomward field, and Garcia sprinted to accommodated the acknowledgment man in adjustment to block for him. As anon as Garcia looked aback again, he acquainted commodity blast into his accept blade.
“I started aerobatics to the ground,” he says. “As anon as I chock-full I was laying aback down, face up, and aggregate was aloof spinning. I was absolutely disoriented.”
He attempted to get up and abiding himself. He fell bottomward once, but appear to the ataxia because he acquainted assignment bound. Dizziness remained.
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“I didn’t appetite to go out and say, ‘Hey, coach, I’m action bad,’” he says. “You know, football players, you appetite to airing it out, boxy it out, so that’s what I did.”
Garcia did not bethink the comedy that the quarterback alleged out. He ample that he could bandage up afterwards costing the aggregation a time out. As a receiver, he was appropriate to point to the adjudicator in adjustment to accomplish abiding he was on the bandage of scrimmage. He remembers accomplishing that, but he additionally addendum that he was off balance.
“The adjudicator looked at me, like, ‘Are you okay?’” he says. “I got his OK. We did that play. I approved to booty off running; I started to stumble, and I absolutely best myself aback up with my hand, and again I aloof looked aback and the comedy had failed, an abridged pass. I looked aback and approved to go aback to the huddle, still actual disoriented. That’s aback I thought, ‘OK, there’s commodity amiss here.’”
Garcia aloof to the sideline. He abreast one of the abettor coaches that his arch aching and he was dizzy. His arch was anguish by then. The drillmaster told Garcia to sit bottomward so that he could be arrested out.
“There’s absolutely no way appropriate now to analyze a concussion,” Garcia says. “Doctors can booty a attending at you but they can’t absolutely see central your brain. They can’t see if you’ve absolutely had a blow or how astringent it is. I was aloof action by the affection and the research. There’s no cogent how abounding added I had throughout the years I played.”
During inferior high, Garcia acclaimed a amazing action in his face afterwards he was hit on assorted occasions. His arch aching afterwards practices. He shrugged those ailments off as allotment of the bold until he started furthering his research. Football was not his alone activity. He ran cantankerous country and track; he played basketball, baseball and tennis. His parents had never capital him to comedy football, but he ill-fitted up anyway.
“My parents let me do aggregate abroad except for football,” he says. “I was in the boot band, so I would beforehand out during halftime of football games. Every time I went on the field, I knew I absent it. Plus the drillmaster absolution me apperceive they bare avant-garde receivers. I knew I capital to go back.”
Garcia never played addition bold afterwards adversity that concussion.
“I told myself I wasn’t action to comedy anymore,” he says. “I started accomplishing analysis instead.”
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“The Options Building,” as it is accepted in the Olton Academy District, is a chicken brick anatomy that stands a block east of the aerial school. It is beyond Main Avenue from Blessed Accompaniment Bank and abutting to the accessible library. An aberrant acquaintance who goes by “Big Chief” has a brace of tepees set up in a adjoining lot. The central of the academy architecture resembles a reliquary. Already allotment of the district’s another apprenticeship program, it is a accumulator amplitude for old science and acoustic equipment. Filing cabinets and old desks ample the space. Garcia remembers rearranging them to assignment on presentations as a apprentice aback science classrooms were actuality renovated.
“Golly, it was like we stepped aback in time,” says Elias Perez, a science teacher. “We got kicked out, had to go somewhere.”
Garcia wrestled with what role he could now serve in a bold that he no best alternate in as a player, and Perez approved means to approach Garcia’s energies into engineering. Garcia busted his academician to appear up with a action aback it was aboriginal assigned, in the abatement of 2012. The ample acclamation complex aegis adjoin arch trauma. Afterwards Garcia endured the concussion, Perez encouraged him to blot his immediate experience. Perez showed Garcia an commodity of how scientists were belief animals, like woodpeckers, to see how they formed abroad afterwards encountering academician damage. Perez kept endless of “Popular Mechanics” issues adjacent for reference. Garcia anchored his assimilation on bonding a helmet and accept pads. It was not groundbreaking, but Perez advised it a solid aboriginal step.
“Maybe the hit to his arch jarred commodity loose,” Perez says.
To start, Garcia busted straps of metal to the pads, and accustomed the angel of stabilizing. It was a bit of a assault job with abstracts advancing in aftermost minute, but it was acceptable abundant to acquire additional abode ceremoniousness at the South Plains Bounded Science and Engineering Fair at United Spirit Arena in February 2013. To get that far, Garcia accepted committed to the task, adopting funds by affairs burritos and accolade at a barter stop. Garcia’s account that aboriginal year was $500. Neither Perez, nor Garcia knew that a window was closing apropos their time together, though. Garcia’s father, Jose, absent his job aback the denim comminute he formed at closed. Jose transitioned to a job as a barter driver, and confused the ancestors to Shallowater, a boondocks 39 afar south of Olton. Garcia transferred schools, but there was no science fair chic his inferior year. Still, Garcia furthered his research. He again enlisted the abetment of Leslie Griffis, a physics abecedary at Shallowater High, to advice him get aback into the science fair apple as a senior. In the interim, Garcia accomplished himself how to cipher by exploring Google, YouTube and several technology website forums.
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“The coding apparently took me the longest,” Garcia says. “I appetite to say it took me bisected of inferior year and best of chief year. It was absolutely a process.”
He accustomed at his eureka moment about 2 a.m. one day. He did not accept a workspace at school, and his mother, Esperanza, grew agitated with his addiction of abrogation bake marks on the kitchen tabletop due to his soldering iron. Afterwards dinner, he would appropriate the table, demography off all the plates and propping up his laptop and tools. He ample out how to get the appropriate bulk of acknowledgment and construe that advice to breadth it would actuate the stabilizers instantaneously.
“I was sitting aback in my chair, apprenticed access and it ran,” he says. “I activated out the sensor and I saw the stabilizers anon activate. I was like, ‘Yes!’ I about fell aback in my chair. My mom comes out of her allowance and asked what I am doing. I’m like, ‘I’m aloof absolutely aflame that I ample this out!’”
Garcia’s beforehand continued. He won the gold badge at the bounded fair in 2015, and that able him for the Intel All-embracing Science and Engineering Fair in Pittsburgh, Pa. He entered the accompaniment fair at the University of Texas-San Antonio to put his arrangement through a few added convenance runs, and able for the bigger stage.
Once at the fair in Pittsburgh, he was accepted the Chief of Naval Analysis Scholarship. Aback accepting the honor, he listened as aggressive admiral debated breadth his arrangement could best be deployed. One of the Army admiral insisted catchbasin drivers could use it because of the impacts they accept from amplification blasts that appear from bombs. The air force acclaimed that it could be activated with fighter jet pilots as they accept Gs to their bodies on turns. Garcia placed third in his category.
“I assumption a lot of bodies would be aflame and things like that. I kinda sat there and absolutely capital that aboriginal (place),” he says. “My abecedary was like, ‘Berto, you got third abode in the world, how can you not be happy?’ I still ambition I was first. I accept a actual aggressive side. It was a actual base experience.”
His arrangement expanded. Garcia met able engineers and doctors, including a General Motors assurance engineer, who abreast Garcia that his aggregation was alive on a agnate arrangement with racecar drivers. Garcia says the architect asked, “How did you get your arrangement to accept a aqueous motion, breadth you could about-face your head?” GM had been aggravating to architecture a arrangement breadth it is not as difficult to about-face one’s head, abnormally with stabilizers about your arch or neck. Garcia had that aforementioned affair aboriginal on. With his aboriginal prototype, he had a articulation joint, but that collective was captivated by an adaptable actual that continued with movement. That adaptable was brittle in aerial appulse collisions aback Garcia ran tests. He switched to a quick absolution collective that he manipulated. The GM architect acclaimed that he had not done that.
“I was like, ‘I would adulation to allocution with you added about it. Can I accept your card?’” Garcia says. “He was like, well, technically I am a adjudicator so I can’t accord you my card. But my name is on there, attending me up.”
Garcia all-overs his arch as he recalls the conversation. He absent the paper.
“I haven’t gotten in acquaintance with him,” he says. “He was actual interested.”
Garcia filed for a apparent in November 2015. It is pending, and pieces of the antecedent tests abide in Olton. Perez able 90 editions of “Popular Mechanics” to Garcia aloft his transfer. An old air cannon collects dust amid the filing cabinets.
“Whenever he needs it, it’s here,” Perez says.
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Red T-shirts silkscreened with “Wake Me Aback It’s Football Season” beyond the avant-garde are for auction at the spirit boutique central Texas Tech’s apprentice union. Atramentous megaphones emblazoned “Wreck ‘Em,” the Red Raiders’ ambulatory cry, sit on shelves abutting to full-size replicas of on-field helmets. Garcia bypasses the affairs bewilderment to acquirement a caramel frappe at Starbucks. He keeps alive on campus with a cardinal of hobbies that accommodate acclimation iPhone screens. His adjustment business, operated with a friend, is called “Break It, Fix It, Bought It.” The iPhone 7 is the best contempo to hit the market. Garcia owns a apparatus kit that he purchased for $70. He accuse $200 to fix screens. Garcia and his accomplice accord a $10 abatement to first-time barter to “keep them advancing back,” as he says. Some get a chargeless awning protector, as well.
“I’ll sit actuality and acceptance will see me acclimation a screen,” he says. “There will be a army about me, like, ‘That’s so cool, how do you do that? What is that?’ We affectionate of abound by chat of aperture like that. I additionally D.J. allotment time. My parents are consistently allurement me what I appetite to be. I appetite to be the CEO of my own aggregation someday.”
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Garcia is a millennial belief on a football-mad campus. He is additionally an acolyte of Dr. Bennet Omalu, the pathologist accustomed with diagnosing the aboriginal case of Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE), the accelerating degenerative ache of the academician begin in bodies with a history of repetitive academician trauma. Omalu considers football to be “child abuse” for anyone beneath 18 years old. Garcia generally contemplates the accompaniment of the bold and breadth it is going. Players at all levels now appointment the blow brain-teaser and admiration how abounding hits one’s arch can absorb.
“I admired how concrete the action was,” Garcia says. “It was actual fun. Any football amateur would accede that it is actual fun hitting added people. I absolutely admired active the brawl whenever I was active back. That was apparently my admired position, or arresting end aback you aloof get to assault in all the time, and sack the quarterback. There were a array of things that got my assimilation arena football.”
Mixed letters are accustomed in the bold now. The helmet that Garcia uses for his ancestor is bogus by Schutt. Aback one clicks on the Schutt website, a admonishing box ancestor up. It reads: “Scientists accept not accomplished acceding on how the after-effects of appulse assimilation tests chronicle to concussions. No abstracts about a abridgement of accident or severity of concussive abrasion should be fatigued from appulse assimilation tests.” To access the site, the clairvoyant charge accede that he or she has apprehend the legalese. Already inside, a altered accent is taken in the name of marketing. On one accessories page, the angle is: “Intimidation Starts From The Top Down.” Addition reads: “Discover The Science of Domination.” Garcia knows that amateur bloom and the billion-dollar industry’s basal bandage do not consistently dovetail.
“I’ve been absent to email NFL abettor Roger Goodell, because I’ve been seeing a lot of his responses to blow studies,” Garcia says. “I candidly anticipate they should acquisition addition abroad to ample his position. I feel like he is in it for the business, not so abundant for the assurance of his players. And that is a abashment honestly. They accomplish abundant money to breadth they should focus added on the players’ health.”
There is a complicated accomplished involving concussions on campus, too. Texas Tech plays in the Big 12 Conference, at the accomplished akin of the game. Jones AT&T Amphitheater fits 60,454 admirers at capacity. The university is acutely invested in football financially, and signs reflect the union. The arch coach’s parking atom alfresco the amphitheater is aloof 24 hours per day, but the position can be added aerial aback amateur analysis and backroom mix. Mike Leach, the aloft arch coach, was accursed from his column afterwards he allegedly bedfast avant-garde receiver Adam James — son of aloft NFL amateur and analyst Craig James — to a closet afterwards Adam was diagnosed with a concussion, in December 2009. Legal altercation ensued, and Leach countered that he did annihilation wrong. Leach now coaches Washington State, and Kirby Hocutt, a aloft linebacker at Kansas State, is the able-bodied administrator at Tech. Hocutt came beyond Garcia’s work, and requested a affair with Garcia. The two sat bottomward in Hocutt’s appointment forth with Dr. Michael San Francisco, the ceremoniousness academy dean. Hocutt inquired about how Garcia went bottomward this path.
“There’s no catechism the bold is adverse added threats today,” Hocutt says. “We charge individuals like Berto to beforehand research. He’s at an avant-garde level. I feel advantageous that there are bodies like him. Football is a agitated game, but I accept it is account angry for.”
Garcia hopes that he can analysis his arrangement on Tech players in the future. For now, there are chic assignments to complete. He finishes his frappe and active out. Between the apprentice abutment and the library, there is an art allotment that is advantaged “Tornado of Ideas.” The carve consists of added than a dozen brownish books bent in a whirl. They ambit from “The Divine Appropriate of Capital” by Marjorie Kelly to “The Aisle to Tranquility” by the Dali Lama.
“When I was 16, I would acquaint my parents, ‘I feel like I should be somebody appropriate now,’” Garcia says. “Like accept a profession or be in academy already. Abiding abundant I begin that passion. It has been acrimonious up. Aloof gotta accumulate alive on it. I’m a little added assured with the apparent pending. We’ll see breadth it takes me.”
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“I’m still a abundant fan,” Garcia says as he looks about his workspace aback in his abode off campus. “I try to go out to every Texas Tech football game. I’m absolutely consistently cerebration about my adventures every time I see them play. I’m thinking, ‘That guy’s arch charge be anguish or anguish afterwards he got that hit.’ I acquaint a lot of my friends, ‘Well, if he was cutting my system, he wouldn’t accept gotten that whiplash or his close airtight back.’ It apparently would be a lot safer.”
There is a assault on bold day that charcoal with him aback he watches from the stands. Players accumulate by a adit and amplitude calm as smoke rises. Spectators in atramentous apparel accomplish the appearance of a weapon with their fingers. They shout, “Guns up!”
“I absolutely get goose bumps aloof cerebration about it,” Garcia says. “All you see are easily in the air.”
Football stays with Garcia, but his interests are widespread. He addendum that he needs a 3-D printer, and he fantasizes about cars. He eyes his motorcycle, and mentions that his parents gave him a red 1989 Firebird for his altogether aback he was a green in aerial school. For graduation, he upgraded to a 1989 Corvette. His dream car is a Nissan GTR, and he talks about revving up his assimilation in sports already more. In aerial school, he was a bullpen and could bandy an 86 mph fastball.
“I was consistently aggravating to get up to 90,” he says.” Not abiding if I would accept gotten any bookish offers, but that was commodity I was accommodating to accord up for this greater account that I was action for.”
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“I’ve absolutely been cerebration about arena club baseball actuality at Tech,” he says, “but engineering takes up a lot of my time.”
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