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New Sensor Works to Detect Concussions

"Jolt Sensor" tracks head trauma in realtime



    New Sensor Works to Detect Concussions

    (Published Friday, Sept. 19, 2014)

    The safety of athletes has been a hot topic in recent years and an important one. Concussions are a major concern among youth athletes.

    A Massachusetts company has found a better way to track head trauma. It's called "Jolt Sensor."

    Co-founder, Seth Berg, joined NECN to discuss the product.

    Berg says concussions often times aren't diagnosed.

    "One of the biggest problems that we see is that in youth and amateur sports athletes don't have the appropriate sideline technology or medical professionals needed to appropriately diagnose concussions," said Berg.

    The device is a small clip that attaches to a helmet or any type of headwear. It's the size of stick of gum and measures the acceleration of the head. In the event of a dangerous impact, it notifies the athlete by vibrating and alerts a parent’s smartphone via Bluetooth.

    The company is currently working with manufactures to finish developing the sensor. 

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