PROTECTING WHAT MATTERS.
Detecting brain damage in contact sports
Hits per Season per Player
Concussions in the NFL 2015
Deceased NFL players studied had CTE
PREVENTING BRAIN DAMAGE IN
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.
The OAKSKULL is a skull cap to measure and analyze
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 coaching app gives an overview
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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