30 Jan '13, 8pm

Gearing up for the Big Game? Read this @ecnonline article about @RiddellSports InSite helmet using TI ZigBee tech

Gearing up for the Big Game? Read this @ecnonline article about @RiddellSports InSite helmet using TI ZigBee tech

One of the highlights of this year’s Consumer Electronics Show (CES) was a low-power wireless system that could revolutionize the game of pigskin. The Riddell InSite Impact Response System utilizes a five-point sensor pad lined in the player’s helmet to quantify an impact and, if it passes a predetermined threshold, notifies the sideline. Using Texas Instruments’ CC2530 series System-on-Chip transceiver & microcontroller – which operates a custom 802.15.4 compatible RF communication protocol – the Player Unit wirelessly transmits the information to the Alert Monitor held by the parents and/or coaches. Erin Griffin, Media Relations Manager with Riddell, described the technology as follows: “The sensor pad is a five-zone polymer thin film installed inside a player’s helmet. The sensor is mated with custom helmet electronics that feature on-board impact processing and alert d...

Full article: http://www.ecnmag.com/articles/2013/01/sensor-pad-analyze...

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