Cloud-based concussion monitoring mouth guard under development

Medical device startup Force Impact Technologies is designing a mouthgaurd that can provide real-time alerts on concussions to coaches and parents. The mouthgaurd, called FITGuard, looks like standard pieces athletes wear today, but it also includes accelerometer sensors in the molar area of the guard to monitor the brain if a concussion occurs. The FITGuard uses cloud-based technology to transmit on-the-field data to profile monitors in real-time, allowing coaches to immediately seek medical attention for players suffering brain injuries. "With the launch of FITGuard, we hope to provide a full-service approach by detecting high-impact head injuries and pushing for further evaluation from a physician, when necessary," executive director Anthony Gonzalez said. More

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