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Volume 24 No. 158
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Reebok Introduces Cap With Motion Sensors That Measure Impacts To Athletes' Heads

Reebok on Thursday announced the launch of the "Reebok Checklight skullcap, billed as a first-of-its-kind sports activity indicator designed to measure impacts to athletes’ heads," according to Donna Goodison of the BOSTON HERALD. The Checklight is "designed for athletes of all ages and skill-levels, and for use in all helmeted and non-helmeted contact sports and activities." Reebok said that the cap helps "determine impact severity by measuring direct accelerations that an athlete’s head is experiencing in real-time." The skullcap is "designed with multiple motion sensors that help assess whether an athlete should continue to play following a blow to the head via a display of red and yellow LED lights that indicate the level of impact." The Reebok Checklight is "being sold at reebok.com for $149.98 and select Dick’s Sporting Goods" (BOSTON HERALD, 7/26).