Wednesday, November 23, 2011

New Helmet Device to Prevent Concussions?!?!

As technology goes the nation.  A fascinating new technology is upon us:  The Impact Indicator. This new device is endorsed by Ndamukong Suh,  Keith Primeau, etc.  Basically, a light on the helmet flashes green normally.  When an impact is exceptionally high, it flashes red.  The software utilizes microsensor technology to measure hits at or above 240 HIC (see previous posts on this).  This device is located on the chinstrap, and can help take the guesswork out of when to assess for a concussion. 
A brief intro here:

It was developed by a company called Battle Sports Science.
If you are an ATC, coach, parent or athlete, do yourself a favor.  Take 10 minutes out of your day and watch this video. Perhaps the best aspect, is that it begins with some real, hard data from peer reviewed documents.
So, enjoy.  Your thoughts?

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