The JoltSensor

Take the guesswork out of head injuries

The JoltSensor

The JoltSensor alerts parents and coaches to potentially dangerous head impacts. Photo: Courtesy of JoltSensor

With all the disturbing concussion news coming out of the NFL, the days of getting up and “shaking off” a head injury are gone. That was the inspiration for the two MIT graduates who dreamed up the JoltSensor.

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  Photo: Courtesy of JoltSensor

The tiny white sensor fits onto practically anything you wear on your head—from a thin headband to a hockey helmet. If the sensor detects a potentially dangerous impact, it vibrates and also sends an alert to the parent or coach’s smartphone, telling them that the athlete should be removed from play for a sideline evaluation. The app also provides instructions for coaches and trainers who may need to further evaluate the injury.

But the JoltSensor isn't just for team sports. It's also a great idea for rock climbers, mountain bikers, and any other extreme sports athletes who run the risk of taking a knock to the head. 


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