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SOURCE GForceTracker Inc.
Device records impacts that could possibly lead to concussions.
TORONTO, May 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- GForceTracker Inc. (GFT) announced today that its industry leading head impact monitoring system is now available for soccer players of all ages. Weighing less than one ounce, the impact sensor can be worn directly on the head using a stylish elasticized headband. It utilizes the same GFT technology that is already proven and widely used in helmeted sports such as football, hockey and lacrosse.
"The topic of sports-related concussions has taken center stage in the media, but limited attention has been directed specifically towards soccer," stated GFT Co-Founder and Chief Technology Officer, Gerry Iuliano. "We have reviewed the available scientific literature and the concussion rates in soccer is very alarming, especially for female players. Therefore it's a natural extension to expand our product line to this market."
According to the American Academy of Neurology, the risk of sports-related concussions for young women and girls is greatest in soccer. For men, soccer ranked fourth. The Federation Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) estimates there are 265 million soccer players worldwide, including slightly more than 27 million in the United States and Canada.
The GFT for soccer uses sample rates three times faster than any device currently on the market today which enables true recording, reporting and recreating of all head impacts in real time. It sends instant notifications of impacts to the sidelines allowing coaches or athletic trainers the ability to assess the athletes immediately.
The device utilizes the same Hit Count® certified electronics incorporated in other GFT products and will be submitted for Hit Count® testing and certification.
GForceTracker is a Hit Count® Certified, advanced linear g-force and rotational impact sensor monitoring system that accumulates a lifetime of head impacts. The detection device monitors, measures and provides vital statistics such as number of impacts, severity of impacts, local alarming when the impact exceeds an acceptable threshold and accumulates this data to provide key metrics that determine whether its user has suffered a possible head injury. The GFT is currently the only Hit Count® Certified head impact sensor on the market and can be used by individual players or entire teams in both helmeted and non-helmeted sports.
To learn more about GForceTracker visit www.gforcetracker.com.
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