SAP Partner Addresses Concussion Risks with Innovative Technology
It is already improving safety and performance on the rugby pitch and Ospreys head coach Clarke is also enthusiastic about the potential long-term benefits. He believes it could help turn today’s fans of the Rugby World Cup into the sport’s stars of tomorrow. Read more on the Computer World Article
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Rugby Collides with High-Tech to help prevent concussions
Turner said SWA is working to make contact sports safer, by presenting accurate data on the forces the body is exposed to in a collision. PROTECHT helps highlight the impacts that may have previously gone unseen, while ensuring they support coaches in avoiding unintended impacts in practice. Read more on the Forbes article
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Love, rugby and a sport's crucial battle with concussion
 It measures impact forces, transmitted to a laptop so the team’s medics can build a database of what each player goes through in training and in matches. Read more on the ESPN article
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SAP HANA application collects concussion data for real-time analysis
Protecht, an SAP HANA based system, enables teams in contact sports to measure and analyze data about hits though an IoT sensor embedded mouthguard that sends data to a HANA database. Read more on the Tech Target article
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Smart mouthguard that might help tackle rugby´s concussion crisis set for debut
Sport’s search for better protection from concussions will take a step forward on Saturday when Ospreys and Cardiff Blues players become the first to compete while wearing mouthguards that send head impact data to the sidelines. Read more on the Daily Mail article
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New mouthguards that help monitor concussion to be worn by Ospreys and Cardiff Blues
Swansea’s Sports and Wellbeing Analytics have produced the ‘PROTECHT’ chips, which increase the size of the mouthguard by only a millimetre, with players reporting no issues.  Read more on the Telegraph article
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Players use new gum shield intended to monitor concussion
The technology is known as the PROTECHT system that monitors and manages head impact data. A microchip in the mouth guard sends messages to a computer which registers and stores information on individual players to determine the effect of blows to the head. Read more on the BBC Article
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Welsh Rugby Union considers microchipping mouth-guards in effort to reduce incidents of concussion
The Welsh Rugby Union is considering a proposal which would see all top-flight players in Wales asked to wear microchipped mouth-guards as part of a huge data gathering exercise aimed at reducing concussion and other injury rates. Read more on the Independent article
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