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HIT Impact detection device measures G-Force to aid rider awareness of potential head injuries

HIT Impact detection device measures G-Force to aid rider awareness of potential head injuries

Edinburgh-based HIT Recognition has released the Impact detection device designed to fit any bike helmet via an adhesive pad, measuring G-Forces to give the wearer…

Friday, Mar 04

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Edinburgh-based HIT Recognition has released the Impact detection device designed to fit any bike helmet via an adhesive pad, measuring G-Forces to give the wearer an idea of how big a blow to the head they took during a crash. Only 10% of concussions actually result in loss of consciousness, so having a device measuring G-Force in real-time could help the wearer understand jut how bad that last knock to the head was, allowing them to decide whether or not they need to rest, seek out medical help, or a concussion test, or simply carry on riding. HIT Impact for Cyclists

HIT started its life two years ago as a student project at Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh, and has now evolved into a start-up company. Their debut product, the HIT Impact, is not a concussion diagnosis device; it merely measures G-Force, giving the wearer an easy to interpret visual display of the G-Force their head experienced during an impact, and a record of how many impacts they have sustained while wearing the device. HIT say it is for the user to educate themselves on impact force levels and to take precautions should they choose to when a large ‘threshold’ impact is received. The HIT Impact device, said to be water and dust resistant, attaches to any helmet via industrial strength VHB tape The device connects to the HIT Recognition companion app (available for Android and iOS) via BLE4. It makes use of an intuitive traffic light system to give […]

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