Football Implements Impact Monitoring System
Assoc. Athletic Director/Communications
BATON ROUGE –The LSU football team and The Head Health Network (HHN) have announced a partnership on a study that aims to provide a better understanding of how impacts effect players and to find ways to improve player performance while minimizing incidence of injury.
The results of the study will be used to help the Head Health Network optimize their state-of-the-art sensors and real-time monitoring system. The study started last spring with a trial period during LSU’s 15 spring football practices and continued with the onset of preseason camp earlier this month. The study will run for the duration of the 2015 football season for the Tigers.
“We really appreciate the commitment of Coach Miles, team trainer Jack Marucci and the LSU football team to make the game of football safer for players of all ages,” said Head Health Network President Curtis Cruz. “The information we gain from working with the LSU football team will help us extend the gold standard of concussion care to youth football teams and high school teams who don’t have immediate access to medical professionals like college and NFL teams do.”
The study has 24 LSU football players wearing helmets that are equipped with sensors that monitor impacts and relays the data to sideline personnel in real-time.
“We are excited to work with the Head Health Network because the safety of our players is of the utmost importance,” said Jack Marucci, head of LSU’s athletic training. “If our work with the Head Health Network helps improve concussion care for players of all ages, we have made the future of our sport greater and safer for everyone.
“So far, we’ve been able to gain valuable information which we think will help the NCAA when it comes to evaluating head trauma.”
About the Head Health Network
The Head Health Network has created a comprehensive, subscription based service that provides baseline and post-injury cognitive and physical assessment testing, real-time advanced impact sensing and monitoring, real-time access to expert care, a concussion insurance policy and a players’ “HIT History” medical record.
A patented Smart Fabric is the core of the HHN’s advanced sensor system and is the primary differentiator between the HHN sensor system and other sensor systems currently available on the market. It is unique because it can directly measure the impact location for every impact.
For more information about the Head Health Network, visit www.headhealthnetwork.com.