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Ryan Worley
Sports Medical
Professionals
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A “traumatic brain injury” shakes
the brain or head.
This sudden movement in the brain
can cause it to twist around in the
skull,
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Stretches the brain
Damages cells
Can cause a chemical change
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Contact sports are more
popular than ever before
Some traumatic brain
injuries are not reversible
Some TBIs can be easily
prevented or treated
Cost:50
 Headgear is one of the
most available pieces of
technology.
 Significantly protects the
skull, which protects your
brain.
 Can be the difference
between mild severe
brain trauma.
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 Icing the head after a head
injury brings down swelling.
o After a head injury is a
sensitive time so how its
treated is very important.
 Using an ice wrap can
prevent nausea and treat
headaches.
 The wrap provides a
soothing, consistent pressure
that gently compresses blood
vessels.
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The X2 system is designed to monitor concussive hits.
The system is designed to record damage BEFORE
concussive symptoms occur.
The player equips a wearable device that measures the force
of each blow taken.
Coaches and athletic trainers can analyze the data in real
time.
More info
http://www.x2biosystems.com/x2_software/
Cost: TBA
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The X2 software measures the force
of hits from the sensors.
Trainers and coaches can view the
data on any portable device.
o iOS, Android, or Windows
Coaches can make smarter decisions
on playing or benching an athlete.
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The Mouth guard sensor measures every concussive or subconcussive blow.
o Every hit counts, especially for still developing brains.
Perfect for all sports that require a mouth guard.
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Ex. Football, Lacrosse, Hockey.
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For sports that do not require a mouth guard.
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Soccer, basketball, baseball
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Measures linear and rotational impact.
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Vectors the impact location and direction for accuracy.
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Athletes will forget they are wearing it.
Conclusion
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Traumatic brain injuries are a growing epidemic,
especially among youth athletes
It is imperative to understand the severity concussive
injuries.
Proper treatment of these injuries make the difference
between mild and severe concussions.
Using these technologies is key to preventing repeated
concussions.
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http://www.x2biosystems.com/x2_software/
www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/03/120
329170220.htm
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