Are Smart Mouthguards The Solution To Sports-Related Concussions?
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“To try and combat this worrying trend, Kirkland, Washington, based i1 Biometrics has devised a smart mouthguard. Called Vector, it looks and feels just like a normal mouthguard, except for one thing – it is fitted with advanced accelerometers and gyroscopes, which can wirelessly relay information from the mouthpiece to a computer program that can run on a tablet or smartphone.”
Because the Vector mouthguard is attached to the upper jaw, it accurately measures skull movement and the acceleration and deceleration of the brain during impact and transmits an alert each time a player is hit, informing the coach of his/her name, the G-force and location of the injury.
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