Rhetorical Analysis: Why Helmets Don T Prevent Concussions?

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Rhetorical Analysis on “Why Helmets Don’t Prevent Concussions and What Might
What if I told you the equipment we use as protection from injury, when playing sports, is causing us more harm than help? A new study found that when playing sports, helmets only provide minimum protection against head injuries. In his presentation “Why Helmets Don’t Prevent Concussions and What Might”, bioengineer and former football player David Camarillo talks about what is happening to the brain when a concussion occurs and different strategies that can be used to better modify the standard helmet so that it provides better protection against head injuries sustained when playing sports such as football and bicycling. Camarillo did a good job appealing to the audience
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Camarillo goes on to discussing sports played, where a person could possibly be at risk of a concussion, and then he highlights different issues about the standard helmet most sports players use and how and why they do not provide the best protection against a concussion. He also talks about different diseases and complications a person could face after suffering from a concussion. Camarillo believes that creating a helmet that with extra space that will provide more protection for the head which will result in less concussion injuries in sports. During his presentation the audience was very attentive and mostly silent until the presenter lightened the mood with a few jokes towards the end of his lecture, from these observations, the audience would be best described as undecided because although the topic is important people may be unsure how to …show more content…
He shows the audience a mouth guard device with sensors that he and his team have developed to better observe what goes on in the brain when a person is struck in the head. Using the local Stanford football team, Camarillo and his team used the mouth piece device that measures the rotation of the head when a player is struck, this helps experts to get an idea of what happens to the head. Conducting his own research and sharing his findings shows the audience that he’s collected his own data so verify what is actually going on during a concussion. Adding to his ethos appeal Camarillo, was also a football player for 10 years, in that time he endured several head injures due to the sport of the game. Knowing his background as a football player also helps with his credibility because, he has played the sport long enough to know and understand the dangers of the sport, and also acknowledges the fact that the helmets they use don’t protect against

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