Head Impact Trauma Ltd, (HIT), is a product aimed at creating a baseline and monitoring head impacts. The idea started life as a University project by our founder Euan Bowen more than 2 years ago.
“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 developed the idea into concept form in his final year at Edinburgh Napier University and now continues the vision of the company in the form of Managing Director. Based in Heriot-Watt incubator, we are focussed on bringing an inclusive use product to market that will:
- Recognise – head impact force by creating a baseline level of force the user is incurring and tracking ‘HIT’s throughout their playing time.
- Remove – once the baseline is met, the user is then removed from play to prevent further impacts after recognition.
- Assess – User will be assessed using current concussion guidelines (SCAT test) to deem their fitness to return to play.
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