24 Jan '15, 12pm

#Wearables monitor #concussion risk but few sports teams take advantage #football #soccer via @Evaluation Engineering

#Wearables monitor #concussion risk but few sports teams take advantage #football #soccer via @Evaluation Engineering

Startups as well as big companies like Reebok and Riddell are making wearable products that can monitor risk of concussion, but few professional or amateur sports teams are using them, according to Scott Kirsner in The Boston Globe . Riddell, for example, makes Insite smart-helmet technology for football teams that includes a player unit, alert monitor, and player management software. The player unit includes a five-zone sensor and onboard electronics to evaluate the intensity of each impact. When impact thresholds are exceeded, the player unit, programmed with the player’s skill level and position information, communicates with the alert monitor, which alerts sideline personnel to player name and time of impact. Each alert monitor can support up to 150 players. Information can be uploaded to a computer running player management software to build an alert-history database....

Full article: http://www.evaluationengineering.com/2015/01/24/wearables...

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