As the Stanley Cup Playoffs begin today, many young athletes will look up to their heroes as their own hockey careers begin. As the rise in awareness of sports injuries continues, researchers are proactively reevaluating polices regarding hockey safety and creating a safer environment for youth hockey players.
As the air warms up and the sun starts peeking through, spring sports ramps up across the country. Lacrosse, soccer, baseball, softball, tennis and track and field, it’s time for athletes to play in the sun. As our enthusiasm grows, so does the new risk of injuries. While some injuries are inevitable there are a few preventative tips that can reduce an athlete getting sidelined.
Until recently, many believed that American football has been the biggest risk for potentially damaging head injuries in athletes, but new research by the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons states that female athletes, in particular soccer players, suffer concussions at a “significantly higher,” rate than male athletes.
The study tracked concussions in different sports from 2005 to 2015 and reported that girls were 12.1 percent more likely to sustain a concussion than boys across all sports.
The madness is upon us and we eagerly wait to see which NCAA Basketball team cuts down the net at the University of Phoenix Stadium in this year’s championship game.
While in the end there is only one winner all the teams push hard to reign as champions. Some, unfortunately, push too hard and end their season short with injuries. Many sports technology companies are entering the space in order to improve athlete performance and reduce the risk of these injuries.
The year 2017 is a big year for i1 Biometrics®. We're raising the bar in the athlete performance technology industry with the introduction of our performance monitoring platform, Athlete Intelligence™. The platform features predictive analytics and real-time actionable insights called "coachable moments."