Horseback rider safety is improved with Impact Detect integrable technology through ongoing helmet impact motitoring.
Rider Impact Monitoring
Designed and engineered to be integrated into virtually any helmet. Impact Detect smart sensor technology is small and virtually weightless and can be used to improve the safety of horse back riders across all equestrian sports.
Impact Detect for equestrian helmets
Equestrian sports helmets are designed to protect the rider, Impact Detect is designed to give impact severity insight. By combining the two, superior rider safety and protection is achieved. With real time reporting for both large impacts and repeated low level head movements, both you or any instructor can make a decision on your continued participation, based on facts.
Severity of Impact
A rider suffering a blow to their helmet has little way of knowing how severe an impact actually is to their health and the ongoing safety of their helmet. Impact Detect is able to notify users if a new helmet may be required or if medical attention should be sought out.
Many mild traumatic brain injuries (MTBIs) go unreported and untreated. Impact Detect technology is able to alert the user when an impact to the head that may potentially cause an MTBI occurs. Allowing the user to seek medical attention for further investigation.
Instant Data Download
When an impact over threshold is detected in an Impact Detect device, it is stored and becomes instantly available for download via BLE using our Impact Detect mobile application technology.
Impact Detect systems are created using low powered BLE technology that is able to connect with our mobile app systems to create SOS alerts to pre-set emergency contacts in the instance an impact over a set threshold is detected.
Frequently asked questions about
Impact Detect for equestrian helmets.
How does Impact Detect technology work?
The Impact Detect technology can be integrated within new or existing helmet models, usually within the helmet liner. The Impact Detect technology is continuously monitoring for impacts over a set threshold, when such an impact occurs, the Impact Detect sensor records the impact data ready for download via Bluetooth.
Impact Detect have produced several mobile based applications that allow impact data to be instantly download via an app, or downloaded at a later date. The app systems are able to notify users of impact severity based on the implementation of pre-set impact severity thresholds, or send live user impact alerts.
What is an mTBI?
An mTBI is a mild traumatic brain injury usually results from a violent blow or jolt to the head or body. There may be signs of injury to the head, such as bruising or cuts, or there may be no visible injury.
Why are MTBIs concerning?
Mild traumatic brain injuries (mTBI) can cause changes in brain activity, leading to headaches, fatigue, disorientation, and irritability.
The frequency of mTBI plays a significant role in injuries and symptoms, for example, someone who has experienced multiple head injuries may experience life-altering symptoms, such as neurodegenerative diseases and depression.
Will Impact Detect affect rider comfort and performance?
The short answer is no. Riders would never even know Impact Detect technology was integrated within their helmet unless they were made aware. The technology is small and super light weight, it can be placed within a helmet liner and is battery powered, requiring no charging or wiring in its lifespan. It really is as simple as ‘fit and forget’.