OMAHA, Neb., Aug. 31, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- On Saturday, August 25, 2012, Fox & Friends debuted a segment on the importance of youth players wearing the Impact Indicator to help protect themselves against possible undetected head injuries on the football field. Produced by leading sports safety company, Battle Sports Science, the Impact Indicator is a chin strap that fits virtually any helmet, measuring the G-force and duration of hits sustained by an athlete's head during play.
Fox & Friends, Co-Host, Dave Briggs, interviewed Chris Circo, CEO of Battle Sports Science, and Gil Trenum, parent and concussion advocate, about the importance of protecting youth players and how the Indicator can help trainers, coaches, players and parents in identifying when a player should be removed from the game and evaluated following an impact at a certain threshold.
During the interview, Gil Trenum, spoke of the tragic loss of his 17-year-old high school son, Austin, to suicide following multiple undiagnosed concussions on the football field. Their younger son, Walker, began wearing the Indicator during play right after Austin's tragedy. His Indicator went off on the field almost a year to the day following his brother's death. Walker took a significant hit in a game, and caused the Indicator to flash a red light indicating that he had crossed safe thresholds. Walker was removed from play immediately and later diagnosed with a severe concussion.
"Walker was saved by the device," said Dave Briggs, Co-Host, Fox & Friends. "The Impact Indicator is an important device…this is for youth football players – many who don't have a doctor or trainer in site."
Battle Sports Science is dedicated to keeping youth safe on the field as the number of players at all levels wearing the Impact Indicator continues to increase significantly across the country for the upcoming 2012-2013 football season. At the NFL level, Pierre Thomas, Running Back for the New Orleans Saints, and BenJarvus Green-Ellis, now with the Cincinnati Bengals, will be wearing the chin strap, along with multiple other NFL players who are expressing interest in the technology designed to help detect when they have sustained a hit likely to cause a head injury.
"Fox & Friends is such a great platform for us and the Trenum family to highlight our commitment and passion for keeping high school players and below safe during play," said Chris Circo, CEO of Battle Sports Science. "Those are the teams that unfortunately don't have the trainers on the sidelines to help with the concussion issue. Parents continue to be on the fence about whether their kids should play football. Our focus is on letting parents, associations, coaches and trainers know that there is a device out there that can provide a peace-of-mind – it provides another layer of protection for athletes."
Football season is right around the corner and the reality is that concussions are not timely, they happen throughout the season and mainly in practice. Battle Sports Science and the Trenum family are advocates for concussion awareness, and believe the Impact Indicator is critically important as another layer of protection that can help keep youth safe on the field.
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About Battle Sports Science
Based in Omaha, Nebraska, and founded in 2009, Battle Sports Science focuses on enhancing safety for athletes. The company is dedicated to sports safety; producing products through science, research, innovation and development, and bringing them to market. Additional sports safety products produced by Battle Sports Science include the Battle Shield, Nutty Buddy, Battle Helmet and select TapoutPro products. For more information go to www.battlesportsscience.com.
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