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gForce tracker: Measuring and Accumulating a Lifetime of G-Force Impacts
By: PR Newswire
Jan. 3, 2013 09:01 AM
TORONTO, Jan. 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The gForce tracker™ (GFT), an advanced linear g-force and rotational monitoring system has announced its official launch into the marketplace. The GFT is a fully programmable detection device worn inside of a helmet that accumulates a lifetime of impacts to the head. The one-of-a-kind 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 the only device with this level of sophistication that can be sold to a parent for monitoring their child individually, and or can also be used in a team monitoring situation.
"We have designed a tracking device that re-creates the impact and allows you to measure and accumulate a life time of impacts," said co-founder Gerry Iuliano. "We are recreating the impacts from a linear and rotational perspective and making sure we are monitoring those over the lifetime of the player and or the employee—essentially, we are collecting data to develop your g-force impact DNA."
Created by former athletes Gerry Iuliano and Paul Walker, the GFT also monitors and measures key data during Return to Play (RTP). The device is equipped with the RTP interlock feature that will flash an LED light once the g-force exceeds the threshold.
Co-Founder Paul Walker said a shift in the way we view potential concussions is long overdue. "How is a coach or athletic trainer supposed to determine this from just watching the activity on the field? It's far too subjective and frankly not fair to put them in this position without giving them a tool to help determine the magnitude and severity of an impact, or several impacts over an entire game. That's what the GFT does."
"The possibilities are endless. Our proprietary software stores an athlete's impact data in the cloud and with the appropriate password it can be accessed from any computer in the world. Imagine the doctors in the emergency ward being able to see in real time the elements of the hit, and any previous hits that the concussed athlete is trying to explain. Imagine how many lives and careers could potentially be saved? We are enhancing the way concussions are treated."
Learn more about gForce tracker at www.gforcetracker.com
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