PROTECTING WHAT MATTERS.
Reducing 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 skull cap that reduces and measures the impact on your head. Through the data, we can tell a third person (e.g. a coach) to take a player out, if he got too much damage to the head.
In the long-term the data we collect can be used for further research on the disease itself – that’s why we want to partner with medical institutes and neurological research centers.
REDUCING AND MEASURING
he OAKSKULL is a skull cap to measure and analyze impact to the head in contact sports, especially in American Football. Through a combination of EEG and acceleration data, potential brain damage can be measured. In the first place that helps to prevent severe damage, which often occurs when injured athletes continue to play, and in the second place athletes can improve their technique with this data.
Changes in the EEG have been shown in traumatic brain injury  and in neurodegenerative diseases in general . So both, in the short-term and in the long-term, we will be able to give American Football players some valid data about their brain health.
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