The FITGuard Raises Awareness About Head Related Sports Injuries

By: Alyson Wyers - Jun 17, 2014
References: fitguard.me & springwise
Sports injuries like concussions aren't always easy to detect, especially in children. The FITGuard from Force Impact Technologies is a smart mouthguard that alerts wearers to potentially dangerous head injuries through a brightly colored strip.

Made in the United States, the FITGuard uses instantaneous visual indication to show if a hit was hard enough to be concussion-causing. Intended to raise awareness about head-specific sports injuries, the mouthguard could prove extremely helpful among active children who play rougher sports including football, lacrosse or hockey. Early detection of brain injuries is of the utmost importance, which is why the flowing strip is so innovative. The smart mouth piece is also synced to an app downloadable to your smartphone, so you can track the severity of the impact.