Athlete Intelligence Blog

BRAIN INJURY AWARENESS MONTH: 5 Ways to Decrease the Risk of Concussions in Youth Football

3/25/18 10:10 AM / by Athlete Intelligence

 


March is Brain Injury Awareness Month
. Brain injuries can be hard to diagnose, treat, and recover from, often leading the affected person to feel isolated and depressed. This year’s theme, the Change Your Mind campaign, provides a platform for educating the general public about the incidence of brain injury and the needs of people with brain injuries and their families. The campaign also lends itself to outreach within the brain injury community to de-stigmatize the injury, empower those who have survived, and promote the many types of support that are available.

As part of Athlete Intelligence's commitment to traumatic brain injury awareness, we are suggesting five ways to decrease the risk of concussions in youth football.


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7 Ways To Support Your Child In Sports

2/21/18 11:22 AM / by Athlete Intelligence

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Revamp Athletics Keeps Your Brain in the Game

9/6/17 1:22 PM / by Lidia Harding

(Founder Matt and co-founder Ryan exercising hockey health at revamp athletics; keeping athletes healthy, one stride at a time.  Stay healthy as you gear up for the hockey season.)

We are excited to feature a guest post from Ryan Erlandson from the non-profit organization Revamp Athletics. Please join us in supporting an organization that is for athletes by athletes, that promotes the betterment of sports and athleticism. They are available to help athletes, leagues, athletic-departments, coaches, parents, fans, and managers articulate situations and build awareness around athlete injuries, prevention and support.

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Improve your fight with wearable tech for boxing

8/28/17 10:43 AM / by Lidia Harding

Sports technology continues to grow exponentially with product innovations for every sport and every athlete. With the increased attention on matches such as the Mayweather and McGregor fight, boxing, mixed martial arts and other combat sports are becoming more and more popular. And just like in other sports such as football, basketball and soccer where new technology is becoming standard, fighters are also looking to improve their game with the market’s newest wearable technology.

If you’re looking to improve your fighting game, check out these six solutions:

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5 Ways to Decrease the Risk of Concussions in Youth Football

8/17/17 3:26 PM / by Lidia Harding

It’s football season again! Time for tailgating, tackles, and … traumatic brain injuries? As the season ramps up, and with the release of new CTE research studies, player safety has become an extremely hot topic among the sports community. While fears tend to out-weigh benefits, it’s important to give credit where credit is due. Among the many skills learned, football teaches us leadership, discipline, teamwork, and how to respect others.

While no products in the sports industry can identify or diagnose concussions, there are new findings which may help reduce the risk. Below are 5 ways to help decrease the risk of head injuries and concussions:

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Tsukuba University Study Using Vector MouthGuard

7/25/17 12:28 PM / by Lidia Harding

Tsukuba University has partnered over the past few years with Athlete Intelligence to conduct medical research on the impact of head collisions within contact sports in Japan. This is a summary of the recently released (May 2017) research article published by Takashi Fukudah, Sekiya Koike, Syumpei Miyakawa and Yuki Yamamoto from Tsukuba University.

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Ryan Mundy on Investing, Sports Technology and Giving Back to the Community

7/21/17 9:13 AM / by Lidia Harding

In response to a recent Forbes.com article on former NFL safety Ryan Mundy, Athlete Intelligence wanted to follow up with Mundy. We dug deeper into his current investing role as the Chief Strategist with Techlete Ventures, his views on the current sports technology environment and how he gives back to the community.

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Sports Data Technology Could Save Sports Teams Millions

7/6/17 8:15 AM / by David Gallaher

Sports Business Journal reports that injuries are a team’s fourth largest expense after payroll, facilities and marketing. According to the San Francisco Chronicle, injuries also waste payroll: In 2015, MLB franchises spent over $700 million on player salaries for the season’s 30,000 missed games. That estimate is based on salary payments that still must go to players who are on the disabled list and unable to play. For a team that has lost a star, it goes beyond the lost payroll and lost time to potentially affecting the overall success of the team.

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Technology at the US Bank Stadium

6/22/17 10:55 AM / by Lidia Harding

Minnesota’s US Bank Stadium, home of the 2018 Super Bowl LII, is a vast slab of asymmetric glass and metal. Dallas-based HKS Architects looked to Nordic architecture, Minnesota culture, and local environmental conditions for their design inspiration.

It’s an architectural marvel with the largest translucent roof in North America and the biggest glass doors in the world and it’s also been decked out with more than $60 million worth of technology. The $1.1 billion home of the Minnesota Vikings aims to deliver the space and technology for the ultimate fan experience.

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NCAA Basketball Injuries and the Benefit of Sports Technology Innovations

3/23/17 10:38 AM / by Lidia Harding

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.

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