The folks at Reebok are innovating the detection of potential sports related concussions with their brand new Checklight headband. Health Tech Weekly host Jamie Davis, the Podmedic stopped by the Reebok booth while at the International CES event “CES Unveiled” to see what they’ve developed to improve concussion and head injury awareness in sports.
The Reebok CHECKLIGHT™ is a brand new wearable sensor athletes can put on under their caps or helmets to detect any impacts to the head. CHECKLIGHT™ then alerts athletes, coaches, athletic trainers and parents to the severity of impacts that occur.
Jamie got a chance to chat with Paul from Reebok about how the CHECKLIGHT™ works. The CHECKLIGHT device is worn under any helmet or sports cap attached to a thin skullcap. They also have a sweatband version for sports and activities without helmets like soccer, rugby or field hockey.
Plus, the CHECKLIGHT is really simple to read for coaches, trainers and parents. It has three lights on the back of the band. Green indicates no significant impact, yellow alerts to a moderate impact and red signals a potentially significant impact. Paul notes that the device doesn’t show the presence or diagnosis of injury. It’s not a medical device, just a tool that provides a measurement of the force received by the head. The CHECKLIGHT can be used by parents, coaches and trainers to indicate whether further medical evaluation might be needed.
The CHECKLIGHT™ is available now on Reebok’s website for $149.98. Check it out!
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