Playing sports can have an impact on one’s body, especially physical ones like football. Now that impact can be measured with Reebok’s new CHECKLIGHT sports/activity impact indicator. It features sensors that will continuously measure impacts that one experiences and provides coaches, parents and more can see the impact severity of it. It is intended to be an extra set of eyes that leads athletes on a pathway to injury assessment. It may also enhance current coaching techniques when instructing athletes how to participate in contact sports more safely. The sensors are directly coupled to the head so they reflect direct accelerations to the head and not the helmet or chin strap, providing consistent, reliable and actionable impact data.
The CHECKLIGHT can be worn with and without a helmet in multiple activities and its easy to use and comfortable to wear. The device is made up of three parts: 1) an electronic unit, 2) a skullcap and 3) a power cord to recharge the battery. Reebok CHECKLIGHT uses LEDs to indicate various functions of the device.During any activity, a green blinking light indicates that it is on and functioning, while an amber (dark yellow one indicated a low battery. A yellow blinking light indicates that it received a moderate impact, while a red one indicates that it received a more severe impact. The skullcap comes in a variety of sizes from small to extra large. It’s not intended to indicate, prevent, diagnose or treat concussions. It’s now available for $149.98.
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