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Smart Mouthguard for Concussion Monitoring Uses Thermoplastic Polymer

Photo: Prevent Biometrics

In an effort to better monitor head impacts in the area of sports, a team of doctors and scientists called Prevent Biometrics have developed a smart mouthguard that monitors the number, direction and force of head impacts through a flexible circuit board embedded within the guard. The circuit board is held in place by a proprietary thermoplastic polymer. The data from the circuit board is sent via Bluetooth to a coach’s iPad app and will enable the coach to see when a predetermined threshold is reached at which an athlete should be pulled from the field.

To learn more about this device and how it was developed, including the current interest in it by military as well as the NFL, read the article on the Wired website.

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