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Preventing Head Injuries, One Player at a Time

Saturday Jan 10, 2015 (00:03:42)

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Reported sports injuries are on the rise. Most notably is the increase in the reports and repercussions of concussions. Trying to help with this problem is BlackBox Biometrics with their Linx IAS.

The device is about the size of a USB flash drive and is worn under a helmet, headband or skullcap. The device detects hard forces that can cause these concussions. It then sends that data via Bluetooth to a tablet or smartphone, which can show information to field medics or coaches to determine if injury has occurred. If out of range, the device will store the information until reconnected with its smart device. The Linx will be available in the first quarter for $199.

Interview by Todd Cochrane of Geek News Central for the Tech Podcast Network.

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