PROTECTING WHAT MATTERS.

Detecting brain damage in contact sports

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THE CHALLENGE

Hits per Season per Player

Concussions in the NFL 2015

%

Deceased NFL players studied had CTE

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OUR MISSION

PREVENTING BRAIN DAMAGE IN

CONTACT SPORTS.

Athletes in contact sports often develop a brain disease called CTE which causes symptoms like Alzheimer’s, Dementia or Parkinson’s Disease. We believe that there should be more awareness on the one hand and more protection and measurement on the other hand. That’s why we develop gear to protect the head and to measure impact.

We start with a device that measures impact and abnormal activity in the brain. Through the data, we can tell if an athlete got too much damage to his head.
In the long-term, the data we collect can be used for further research on the disease itself – that’s why we partner with medical institutes and neurological research centers.

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OUR APPORACH

THE DEVICE

The OAKSKULL is a skull cap to measure and analyze impact to the head in contact sports, especially in American Football. It detects critical impacts and measures the brain activity. In case of a concussion, it sends a notification to the coaching app.

DEPLOYMENT IN THE FIELD

The OAKSKULL is worn under the helmet, like a normal skull cap. It has a control unit attached to the facemask. The control unit transmits the data in real-time to a coaching app, where the coach can see analytics of past impacts and potential injuries.

THE PLATFORM

The coaching app gives an overview over game statistics, past impacts and player performance. Player profiles can be created, edited and paired with OAKSKULLS. Training sessions can be recorded so that the coach has a long-term overview over his trainings. Each player has a profile were past hits and potential concussions can be viewed.

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ABOUT US

We are a young, interdisciplinary team consisting of former football players, entrepreneurs, physicians, engineers, and designers dedicated to mitigating the risk of traumatic brain injury and CTE. For this purpose, we develop the OAKSKULL.

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GET IN TOUCH

TELL US HOW WE CAN WORK

TOGETHER.

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