A 'HEAD' of the concussion game
This project, sponsored by Vector Technologies, aims to develop an intelligent headgear device to support the detection and diagnosis of concussions in athletes as they occur.
A series of biometric sensors that capture, transmit and record impact data in real time are integrated into a custom-built fabric head piece. The integrated electronics are controlled using an onboard processor all of which is contained within a 3D printed case.
The data generated by the device is tabulated against a given set of Head Injury Criteria and the results are displayed in graphical format on a smartphone application. Access to real-time data will assist medical professionals in making an informed decision about the welfare of a sports person that has experienced an impact. The project has successfully addressed a pressing health and medical issue while creating a viable product with substantial commercial potential.
Electrical and Electronic Engineering