The company has teamed with startup MC10 to develop a wearable impact indicator that identifies sports-related head injuries.
In the competitive world of sports, head injuries are an all too common occurrence. Reebok-CCM Hockey has partnered with startup MC10 on a new skullcap that can be worn under a helmet. The wearable sports impact indicator uses sensors to detect the severity of a blow. It is designed to let athletes know whether medical treatment or rest is required before resuming play.
As sports-related head injuries are a recognized problem in contact and non-contact sports for athletes of different ages and skill levels, the cap has been designed for all. It provides a visual measurement of force of impact, serving as “an extra set of eyes on the ice – or any other playing field.” The product's conformable technology is housed inside a thin and breathable mesh skullcap, which fits under any helmet. Philippe Dubé, general manager of Reebok-CCM Hockey, said: