What is Head Impact Monitoring?

An Overview of Head Impact Monitoring, Head Impact Monitoring Sensors, and Why Head Impact Monitoring is Important

The NCAA CARE Consortium released a study citing a 77% increase in student-athlete concussions with the increase correlated to a significantly higher rate in Head Impact Exposure during practices and games.  The Study published in the JAMA Network, looked at college level athletes across 5 seasons and tracked each head impact.  Key findings from the study outline:

  • Total number of Athletes in study – 658
  • Average quantity of Head Impacts sustained – 415 per season
  • Percentage of Athletes who sustained a concussion – 68%
  • Percentage of head impacts occurring in practice – 84%

The study concluded that head impact exposure rates “were disproportionately higher in pre-season than regular season and that most concussions occurred in practices, not games.”

This study further validates why head impact monitoring is one of the most important resources teams can implement into their football program. If we know how many hits our athletes take, we’ll be able to reduce the number. If we reduce the number of hits, we’ll reduce concussions. If we reduce concussions, we’ll protect our athletes.

The importance of monitoring, measuring, and managing head impact workloads is directly aligned with head impact monitoring platforms.  The below video brings context to what head impact monitoring is and why head impact monitoring is important.

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About Athlete Intelligence

Athlete Intelligence is a leading sports technology and data analytics company located in Kirkland, Washington.  Through a variety of wearable sensor options to collect data, Athlete Intelligence provides actionable and automated reporting dashboards to help become an added resource for teams.  Teams use the reports to highlight and improve unnecessary head impact exposure and where athlete technique needs to be adjusted.  For more information on Athlete Intelligence, please visit:  www.AthleteIntelligence.com


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