Bethesda, MD (PRWEB) May 08, 2014
Brain Sentry Impact Sensor™, an innovative device that alerts when an athlete suffers an unusually rapid acceleration of the head, has been selected by Brooklyn, NY-based Trilogy Lacrosse to help its coaches and trainers identify players who need to be evaluated for concussion.
One of the fastest growing youth programs in the U.S., Trilogy’s elite all-star team will wear the sensors and Trilogy will encourage all of its players who attend Trilogy Aces Events, Camps, Tournaments and Clinics to use the device.
Brain Sentry’s award-winning sensor technology estimates direction, peak acceleration, and duration of impacts as experienced at the center (CG) of the head. The impact alert helps provide an indication (red light) that the player should be checked after an unusually hard hit. If a player is cleared to return to play, the red light is reset. The sensor simply peels-and-sticks to the back of the helmet. The sensor lasts an entire season with no maintenance and no batteries to be charged.
Greg Merril, co-founder and CEO of Brain Sentry, said, “It’s great to see a leading organization, like Trilogy Lacrosse, taking the proactive step in improving brain safety. There is nothing more important than your child’s brain. It’s critical to know if he has a concussion, yet difficult to know when he needs to be checked. Brain Sentry helmet-mounted sensors help identify athletes that need to be assessed for concussion.”
Ryan Boyle, Co-Founder and CEO, of Trilogy Lacrosse, said, “Safety is a priority for Trilogy. We need to be proactive regarding brain injury. It is clear to us that, given the Brain Sentry sensor’s ease of use and ability to help identify players that need to be checked for concussion, everyone should be using this technology.”
Among the 135 million participants (ages 6+) in team sports in the U.S., concussions are one of the most commonly reported injuries. According to research published in The American Journal of Sports Medicine, 39% of the high school and collegiate football players that suffered catastrophic head injuries were found to have been playing with concussion symptoms at the time of the catastrophic event. Under-reporting of concussion is a significant problem that sensors can help address, both in football and in lacrosse.
About Brain Sentry: Brain Sentry is privately held and headquartered in Bethesda, MD. The company was founded by a team of award-winning health-related product developers. Brain Sentry’s initial focus is to provide sensors for the three most popular helmeted contact sports: football, lacrosse, and hockey. Brain Sentry is also developing sensors for soccer, biking, alpine, and other activities. Brain Sentry has a simple goal: to stop lives from being devastated by sports-related brain injuries. Learn more at http://www.brainsentry.com.
About Trilogy Lacrosse: Founded in 2005, Trilogy Lacrosse is a national company with an established reputation as The Leader in Lacrosse Education. An official partner of Major League Lacrosse, Trilogy Lacrosse has taught over 20,000 student-athletes across the nation, and has created a first-class reputation for personal commitment to every student-athlete. Learn more at http://www.trilogylacrosse.com.