The International Football Association Board said it would formally discuss the idea at an upcoming meeting in Scotland.
The proposal came from the Scottish Football Association and would involve a computer chip sewn affixed to a player's jersey. The chip would transmit real-time data about the player's heart activity during a match to a laptop computer monitored by medical personnel and coaches.
The BBC said the rules currently prohibit electronic communications between players and coaches during games; however, the head of the Scottish association, Stuart Regan, said the monitors would be "a significant step forward" in protecting the health of players.
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