The Shockbox Sensor attaches to an athlete's helmet, and alerts their coach via Bluetooth if they receive a severe head impact
The Shockbox Sensor contains a rechargeable lithium-ion battery, and an accelerometer that detects significant impacts delivered to the helmet
The Shockbox Sensor mounted inside a football helmet
The Shockbox Sensor mounted on top of a snow sports helmet
While helmets certainly do help protect athletes from head injuries, if the player gets hit hard enough, concussions or other injuries can still occur. So, when a coach sees a player getting clobbered, how do they know whether or not they should call them over for the “How many fingers am I holding up” test? Well, if they’re using the Shockbox system, their smartphone will reportedly tell them.
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