Having suffered four concussions last season, I understand firsthand the need for products that alert me when to get evaluated by my trainer and reduce the risk of repeat injuries. The Shockbox allows me to know when a hit is too hard
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Ottawa, ON (PRWEB) May 14, 2013
Impakt Protective Inc., the developers of the Shockbox helmet impact sensor, is proud to announce that Laurent Robinson, a top wide receiver in professional football, will be donating vital concussion management technology to Rockledge High School (FL), where he helped lead the Raiders to back-to-back State Championships in 2001 and 2002. Robinson, recently of the Jacksonville Jaguars and Dallas Cowboys, has served as the face of Shockbox in the professional football community and has introduced the technology to football fans across North America.
The sensor sends coaches, parents, and team medical staff a visual and audio alert via Bluetooth transmission to their smartphones that a player has experienced an at-risk hit that may result in a concussion. This is an immediate reference point to begin preventative measures in the form of coaching correction, reduced exposure levels, game time recovery and potential concussion assessment.
Robinson was an All-State standout at RHS and All-American performer at Illinois State University before being selected in the 3rd Round of the 2007 NFL Draft. Before returning to play in his home state of Florida for the Jaguars in 2012, he had a breakout season with the Cowboys in 2011 with a career-high in receptions (54), yards (858) and touchdowns (11).
"Having suffered four concussions last season, I understand firsthand the need for products that alert me when to get evaluated by my trainer and reduce the risk of repeat injuries. The Shockbox allows me to know when a hit is too hard," said Robinson.
Danny Crossman, CEO of Impakt Protective stated, "I could not be more proud of being aligned with an athlete of Laurent Robinson’s caliber. This sensor is now on teams across the US and Canada in professional and minor league football and it is great to see a professional athlete giving back to the community and caring for the next generation in youth football.”
Studies have shown that many concussions go undetected and that multiple concussions can lead to serious lifelong physical and cognitive health issues. This is a tool that allows coaches and trainers to keep a history of head impact data for each player, assisting them in making more informed decisions from the sideline for players who may be at-risk of receiving a concussion.
About Impakt Protective Inc.
Incorporated in 2010, Impakt Protective is a privately owned high‐tech sensor company located in Ottawa, Canada and the creation of Danny Crossman and Scott Clark. Danny Crossman, a former Army bomb disposal officer and Business Development executive, led the development of numerous life‐saving technologies such as the bomb suit, featured in the movie The Hurt Locker; Advanced Combat Helmet impact pads; roadside bomb jammers used by the USMC and recently the Helmet Impact Sensors used by US Army and USMC to monitor mTBI in deployed soldiers and marines. Scott Clark is an active hockey player, coach as well as hockey Dad, and a former software high tech executive with experience in Program Management, Business Intelligence and Operations.
MEDIA EVENT - MAY 15th, 2013
Members of the media are invited to the Rockledge High School where Laurent will be meeting with players and football team staff to talk about concussions and present the new Shockbox helmet impact sensor technology to the team.
3pm – 4pm EDT, Wednesday 15th May, 2013
Rockledge High School, 220 Raider Road, Rockledge, FL 32955
For further information or to schedule an interview, please contact:
Brian Bradtke (Player Manager) 309-533-0531 brian(at)b2-enterprises(dot)com
Danny Crossman 613-698-8752 danny(at)impaktprotective(dot)com