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Head Impact Monitoring System
Prevent’s smart mouthguard uses four 3-channel accelerometers that measure potential concussion-causing impacts in real time and alert sideline personnel to identify athletes for assessment.
The mouthguard LED turns red upon sustaining above-threshold impact; the app shows details of force, rotation and location as well as number of impacts. The mouthguard comes with an embedded, shock-resistant flexible circuit board. Prevent developed the Head Impact Monitor System after six years of development at the Cleveland Clinic.
The new Gen 1.2 system will be commercially available to select schools and youth associations beginning with the 2018 football season. Pricing for the boil-and-bite IM Mouthguard will be $199 per player. Individual storage cases will cost $39 each, and the team case will be $299.
Fall of the Berlin Wall Watch
Real History on Your Wrist
Pramzius, a company named for the Baltic ruler of time, launched this project just in time for the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. The project will deliver early 2019.
The Berlin Wall Signature Edition watch from Pramzius seeks to capture that momentous event on your wrist. Pieces of the actual Berlin Wall fill the see-through crown of each timepiece.
Every Berlin Wall Signature edition will come with a certificate of authenticity and a copy of “Moments in Time” — a book by Pramzius co-founder Craig Hester about the making of this watch.
The retail price is unavailable. The watch is currently being offered to Kickstarter backers for $369 and then $389.
Epilepsy Management Smartband
Embrace, which recently received FDA approval, identifies convulsive seizures and sends an SMS and automated phone call to caregivers via its Alert App. Working as a simple but stylish watch to be worn at all times, it also provides sleep, rest and physical activity tracking.
Embrace is a Class IIa Medical Device, according to Directive 93/42/EEC, for patients with epilepsy or at risk of having epilepsy. The technology behind the device began at MIT in 2007 and was involved in long testing at hospitals before Embrace’s crowdfunding launch in 2014 netted $800,000.
The buy price on the product’s Empatica website is $249.
This putter combines the performance of TaylorMade’s Spider Tour putter with real-time stroke analytics powered by a Blast Motion Sensor within the grip. The addition of the sensor is said to have no impact on stroke mechanics.
Stoke data for 11 putting metrics including backstroke time, forward stroke time, tempo, speed and face rotation are synched directly to your mobile app. Spider Interactive features a guided journey of step-by-step drills, as well as an app tutorial and putting tips from “Me and My Golf.”
Available beginning in March, Spider Interactive shows a price of $399.99 on the TaylorMade website.
Billed as “the most authentic electro two-wheeler of its kind,” Feddz does not have a conventional moped or scooter design with integrated electrotechnology. Powered by a 4-drive mode electric motor, the winner of several design awards and available in multiple color combinations, it is also lightweight—103 lbs., including the battery.
Bluetooth compatible with a smartphone app, the bike has many customizable options, including: additional wiring for navigation systems and smartphones; foil wrapping on screens/covers; graphics; and a load trailer with inertia brake. Other features include a charge-level display for monitoring battery capacity; USB port for exporting data/remote/maintenance diagnostics, and CAN communication between the controller and display. Bluetooth compatible with a smartphone app, the bike has many customizable options, including: additional wiring for navigation systems and smartphones; foil wrapping on screens/covers; graphics; and a load trailer with inertia brake. Other features include a charge-level display for monitoring battery capacity; USB port for exporting data/remote/maintenance diagnostics, and CAN communication between the controller and display.
Suggested price for the German-made product is €7,800, or roughly $10,800 U.S.