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“Playing Rugby, you see the effects head impacts have on fellow players. The only protection products on the market are your universal Mouthguard and padded headguard which not everyone wears. By providing a device that can be easily worn to simplify the identification of head force change will rapidly grow our knowledge and safety appeal to young players while making the game safer for our next generation of athletes”. – Euan Bowen, Founder
A Design conceived by our founder Euan Bowen who started HIT as his major project at university over two years ago. He identified a glaring issue at youth and grassroots rugby level in seeing the duty of care that came with identifying head knocks during play. Read More Here. The initial solution he derived was to add a piece of colored tape on the players wrist when the coach suspected they had received a large impact. A very simple solution had a major flaw, what constitutes a large impact needing checked as each player reacts differently? Gaining access to players while the game is being played, was also proving difficult without stopping the game.
A solution was to utilize tech to monitor and identify user impact levels throughout the game in live time, being able to identify from the touchline and not interrupt the game constantly. Here HIT was conceived!
Is an innovative impact detection device that universally clips onto any helmet or HIT host detecting G-Force by the device arrangement. Taking a calculation of the combined x, y and z axis to produce an easy to understand singular g force interpretation number for the user to see via the HIT companion app, allows for users to take a reading of Head impact force or wherever the device is located on the body.
” Assessing concussion has always been a problematic area in contact sport but HIT, in my opinion, have designed a brilliant and simple solution.
With HIT’s product, any player who experiences a potential concussion impact will have the HIT device on their scrum-hat light up visible to other players, referees, coaches, parents and guardians.
This simple design will enable players to be safely removed from the game and treated accordingly in line with Scottish Rugby concussion guidelines.
It’s brilliant!! ”
Finlay Calder OBE
British & Irish Lions Captain 1989
Meet the team
Product Design Graduate, Edinburgh Napier University.
“Playing Rugby, you see the effects head impacts have on fellow players. The only protection products on the market are your universal Mouthguard and padded headguard which not everyone wears. By providing a device that can be easily worn to simplify the identification of head force change will rapidly grow our knowledge and safety appeal to young players while making the game safer for our next generation of athletes”.
Brings a wealth of Directoral experience to HIT as CEO of SmartPA who provide integral support for HIT in its growth strategy. Father of four bringing a different perspective to products that HIT are launching for the youth market and connections to target market.
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