with the protxx wearable sensor, real-time athlete biometrics that lead to early intervention and safer play are now available right on the field.
unreliable identification of concussions puts athletes at significant risk
no assessment of sub-concussive head impact injuries, or related orthopedic injuries
athletes are only removed from play when symptoms are so severe that injury is immediately obvious
neurological and orthopedic trauma are allowed to build up over time, leading to long-term degenerative effects
growing awareness of long-term brain injury risks is driving up medical and legal costs in sports
declining participation is threatening viability of many youth and collegiate sports
real-time monitoring of cummulative impact exposure enables more comprehensive remove-from-play protocols
neurological and orthopedic fitness snapshot through precision balance testing
real-time data empowers early intervention and targeted treatment
analysis of injury severity and progression ensures athletes don't return to play until it is safe
monitoring onset and progression of impact-induced changes in neural, visual, vestibular, and musculoskeletal physiology
Unlike neurocognitive testing tools that diagnose symptom severity after a concussion has already occurred, or concussion sensors in helmets and mouth guards that are plagued by helmet motion problems and mouthguard chewing damage, the dual –function Protxx head-mounted sensor provides actionable real-time data in a form factor suitable for athletes of any age or skill level and in any sport.
As a head impact dosimeter, it warns when cumulative impact exposures approach levels that could lead to permanent damage. As a precision balance monitor, it quantifies the severity and progression of impairments that result from impact-induced changes in neural, visual, vestibular, and/or musculoskeletal physiology.
The Protxx mobile app, coupled with a powerful analytics engine, allows sports professionals on the ground to implement more comprehensive remove-from-play and return-to-play protocols, significantly reducing the risks of neurological and orthopedic damage, and enhancing recovery from those injuries that do occur.
Leveraging support from the growing number of healthcare insurers who are reimbursing wearables for their members, the Protxx app monitors the onset and progression of physiological changes triggered by athletic impact exposure and automates athlete referrals to the appropriate healthcare provider.
Protxx CEO John Ralston to present invited talk on “Neurological and orthopedic applications of precision MEMS sensors” at the 2018 Medical Wearables Conference, Santa Clara, CA, May 16-17, 2018learn more
Congratulation to the Protxx team on winning the Startup Competition at the 12th Annual MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference, February 23-24, 2018 – Boston Convention and Exhibit Center, Boston, MAlearn more