Hockey, although not Canada’s official sport, is one that many Canadians enjoy. However, it has been noted that there are many dangers involved with hockey, mainly concussions due to fights or falling on impact. New technology from mc10 and Reebok helps detect injuries by notifying coaches of the severity of a head injury. This allows them to decide whether or not to pull players out of the game, depending on the magnitude of the impact. Whatever contact sport, it is important to quickly detect injuries and treat them as soon as possible. In order to alert coaches of their players well-being, the helmet will include a mesh cap made of ultra-thin flexible electronics. These sensors can detect the gravity of the trauma, thereby allowing coaches to gauge whether or not a 10-minute break is needed or whether paramedics need to be called. This technology could help lessen to injuries in contact sports, protecting the players’ health.
For parents: something to look into to protect your kids?