Reebok Creates Impact Sensor to Detect Critical Hits - Show Notes

Reebok Creates Impact Sensor to Detect Critical Hits

Saturday Jan 18, 2014 (00:03:54)

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One of the biggest topics in sports right now is the prevalence of head injuries. Not detecting a concussion soon enough can cause a player to cause further harm by continuing to play. In some cases, these injuries can be permanent; the NFL has been dealing with past players encountering these issues a lot lately.

Enter Reebok, one of the best-known names in sports equipment. They have created a cap that can be worn under sports equipment, like helmets and hats, or in a sweatband for sports like soccer, that can detect the severity of impacts.

While it won't detect actual injury, with this information, coaches and players can make educated decisions on whether or not it is safe to continue playing. Priced at around $150, this product is within the range of anyone's equipment bag.

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