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. It gives coaches, athletic trainers, parents and athletes an "extra set of eyes" to help determine impact severity by measuring direct accelerations that an athlete's head is experiencing in real-time, according to the
The skullcap, which is worn by the athlete rather than fitted into a helmet, 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 more we learn about head injuries, the more we understand the long-term ramifications and we want to do our part to help ensure people can participate, compete and enjoy life,"
Reebok announced in late 2010 that it had teamed with
The Checklight, the first product developed under the partnership, has undergone lab and multi-sport field-testing with hundreds of athletes ranging from youth to professional, according to Reebok, which also worked with head trauma experts in the medical and academic fields and professional athletes, including
"As a professional athlete, I understand and assume the risks involved in playing a sport at the elite level," Hasselbeck said in a statement. "But as a professional athlete, I am also fortunate to have the very best, most experienced athletic trainers, doctors, coaches, even TV monitors, watching me at all times, providing immediate medical attention and really looking out for my safety. These resources just aren't available at the youth level, where one coach may be responsible for the health and safety of an entire team."
The Reebok Checklight is being sold at reebok.com for
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