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Concussion Impact and Hit Sensors
The day when real-time monitoring of head impact exposure in football and other contact and collision sports becomes commonplace is closer at hand than one might think. With an increasing number of helmet sensor products in this rapidly evolving field are already on, or about to come to, the market, here are just a few.
For a product guide to impact sensors, click here.
For impact sensor FAQs, click here.
For an article explaining the benefits of impact sensors in the real-time monitoring of hits that could result in concussion so as to trigger an "remove-from-play" assessment on the sports sideline, in tracking the accumulation of sub-concussive blows, and as a tool for coaches to use in teaching athletes proper technique to minimize brain trauma, click here.
For an article with answers to impact sensor FAQs, click here.
Concussion Book Reviews
Kids, Sports, and Concussion - A Guide for Coaches and Parents (Praeger 2011), by William P. Meehan, III, M.D.
Ahead of the Game: The Parents' Guide to Youth Sports Concussion (University Press of New England 2012) by Rosemarie Scolaro Moser, Ph.D.
The Concussion Crisis: Anatomy of a Silent Epidemic by Linda Carroll and David Rosner (Simon & Schuster 2011).
Throwaway Players: The Concussion Crisis From Pee Wee Football to the NFL (Behler Publications 2011) by Gay Culverhouse
Concussions and Our Kids: America's Leading Expert on How to Protect Young Athletes and Keep Sports Safe. (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2012), by Robert Cantu, MD and Mark Hyman.
Featured Blogs & Forums
Welcome to the MomsTeam concussion safety center! We first began providing comprehensive concussion safety information to youth sports parents, coaches and athletic trainers in 2000. Since the beginning we have been considered the "pioneer" in concussion safety education.
Thirteen years later, not only sports parents but medical professionals around the world turn to us for concussion information, and the MomsTeam Concussion Safety Center has grown to be the largest, most comprehensive library of concussion safety information on the Internet. Our team of sports concussion experts, editors, writers, researchers, and videographers are constantly adding to and updating a content catalog of more than four hundred articles and videos to reflect the enormous advances that have occurred in the 2000's in concussion identification, evaluation, and management.
The Smartest Team Documentary
" I finally had the opportunity to watch The Smartest Team and thought it was terrific. I want to commend you and your team on a job well done. It is informative, insightful and important information for anyone in youth and high school sports to watch." ~~ Scott Hallenbeck, Executive Director, USA Football
Here you will find articles about how innovative new smart phone applications and tests are being used to identify possible concussion for early assessment on the sports sideline to reports on the latest research about the long-term effects of concussion on an athlete's cognitive function, from articles on the new state concussion safety laws to advice on the academic accomodations concussed student-athletes often need when they return to the classroom.
MomsTeam Health and Safety editors and writers, along with our experts, including Dr. William P. Meehan, III, Director of the Sports Concussion Center at Boston Children's Hospital, and Rosemarie Scolaro Moser, Ph.D., one of the leading sports concussion neuropsychologists in the country and Director of the Sports Concussion Center of New Jersey, continue to provide advice, support, articles, videos and blogs on the latest in concussion management and the dangers of traumatic brain injury.
Our mission now, as it was in 2000, is to do everything we can to minimize the short- and long-term risks that concussions, if not properly managed, pose to athlete, and to provide objective and practical concussion information to parents, coaches, and athletic trainers that reflects the latest consensus of medical experts and advances in research and technology, all in the direct, concise, easy-to-read, practical format that has always been MomsTeam's hallmark.
Brooke de Lench
Founder and Publisher, MomsTeam.com