FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Concord, Mass. (November 18, 2011). MomsTeam.com® CEO/Publisher Brooke de Lench announced today that Impakt Protective Inc., an innovative sports safety company based in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, has joined MomsTeam as a sponsor, and that Impakt's revolutionary new sports safety product - the Shockox
Once attached to a player's helmet (a hockey version is available now, versions for football, lacrosse, and ski and snowboard helmets will be introduced in 2012) The ShockboxTM sensor measures the G-Force of a hit to the helmet from any direction, and then sends the data wirelessly via Bluetooth to the athletic trainer, coach or parent's smart phone to alert them when the athlete suffers a traumatic head impact that may be concussive so they can be removed from the game or practice for evaluation on the sideline using standard concussion assessment tools, such as the Standardized Assessment of Concussion, Sports Concussion Assessment Tool (SCAT2) or King-Devick test.
"MomsTeam is excited to be partnering with Impakt to spread the word about its revolutionary ShockboxTM product and to award it the MomsTeam Seal of Approval. "It essentially gives parents, trainers, coaches and team doctors a set of electronic of eyes with which to watch out for concussions that might otherwise go undetected, either because the signs were too subtle to be seen by officials, coaches, athletic trainers, team doctors or parents on the sports sideline, or because the player, out of a desire to stay in the game, failed to report experiencing concussion symptoms such as headache or dizziness that warrant, at the very least, further evaluation," said de Lench.
"Laws in a growing majority of states now mandate that players with suspected concussion be immediately removed from practice or game play and not allowed to return to the playing field until they receive medical clearance. We know that athletes who are allowed to continue playing with concussion risk, at the very least, a slower recovery from concussion, and, in rare cases, catastrophic injury or even death from second impact syndrome. As the pioneer in concussion education for sports parents, MomsTeam and I are thrilled to have Impakt on our team as we continue to dedicate our efforts to do everything possible to keep the kids of America playing sports as safe as science, technology and equipment make possible."
Now in its twelfth year, MomsTeam.com® is the premier online youth sports parenting information gateway for 90 million U.S. sports parents. The site currently offers over 8,000 pages of health and safety, parenting tips, nutrition and sports information and news, forums, blogs, and advice from a team of leading experts, veteran sport parents, and Olympic athletes. MomsTeam has been selected by Good Housekeeping magazine as one of the top three websites for sports parents.
MomsTeam.com's Concussion Center has been recognized as the pioneer in youth sports concussion education and is being one of the most - if not the most - comprehensive resource for concussion information on the Internet.
The MomsTeam Seal of Approval is designed to honor products or services that help advance MomsTeam's continuing mission to make youth sports safer, saner, less stressful (e.g. expensive, time consuming), and more inclusive, and to help sports parents, coaches, team administrators (a/k/a "team moms"), and officials make informed decisions about which products and services are right for their particular needs.
About Impakt Protective Inc.
Incorporated in 2010, Impakt is a privately-held, high-tech sensor company located in Ottawa, Canada co-owned by Danny Crossman and Scott Clark. A former Army bomb disposal officer and business development executive, Crossman has been instrumental in the development of numerous life-saving technologies, including the bomb suit featured in the Oscar-winning movie, The Hurt Locker, Advanced Combat Helmet impact pads, roadside bomb jammers used by the United States Marine Corp, and, most recently, helmet impact sensors used by U.S. Army and USMC to help detect traumatic brain injury (TBI) in deployed soldiers and Marines. Scott Clark is an active hockey player, coach and hockey Dad, and a former software high tech executive with experience in e-Commerce and Quality Assurance.
To learn more visit http://impaktprotective.com/
Brooke de Lench