The brainBAND is a high-tech wearable headband, developed by electronics giant Samsung, that is designed to help boost and expand our knowledge of brain injuries, particularly the kinds that frequently occur among athletes partaking in particular sports.
This particular device is equipped with special sensors, located at the back, that are capable of analyzing the force of an impact. The pertinent data can then be conveyed to physios, referees and coaches in real-time via a companion app. The device also features LED lights that flash yellow, orange or red depending on the severity of impact.
Ultimately, the brainBAND will both help to protect players as well as collect valuable data that can enable an improved understanding of head impacts that occur on the field of play.