Germtron Football Module

Product Profile

Electronic CTE and concussion preventing module.

The Germtron™ facemask module represents a novel approach to the prevention of CTE and concussions in sports, occupational, military, and other sectors where repetitive and nuisance impacts to a helmet are an issue.

The module is calibrated to provide immediate visual helmet impact feedback directly to the wearer. The wearer then adjusts their orientation in a manner which does not result in the repetitive helmet impact.

The Germtron™ module incorporates embedded omnidirectional shock sensors which trigger embedded timer chips. The circuit is powered by an embedded rechargeable battery. Helmet impact is annunciated to the wearer via a red superlux LED on top of the module.

The g-force rating of the shock sensors is calibrated to provide annunciation of light, medium, and hard hits to the helmet. The level of the hit is annunciated by the length of time the LED is illuminated with light hits having a short illumination time, 1 second, and hard hits having a long illumination time, 30 seconds. LED illumination automatically resets.

The module is attached to the facemask via a loop strap and included screw and can be easily attached and removed by the wearer or equipment staff.

Alpha Prototype Video Demonstration