Concussion and related head injuries are major concern of high school athletes, parents and coaches. This Chicago based startup is building a sensor that can monitor head impacts during contact sports like hockey and football. The sensor uses a gyroscope and an accelerometer in a small sensor that is situated inside the helmets of athletes. Information about the potential impacts is communicated to a base station in an iOS or Android device managed by the coach. This app communicates with individual players’ sensors using BLE (Low Energy Bluetooth) and monitors for any potential impacts. If an impact occurs it will alert the coach and prompt corrective actions. Another set of iOS and Android apps built for parents and athletes to help them monitor, track, and educate about potential concussions and other head injuries.
Armia Systems team developed both iOS and Android apps to communicate with BLE devices over the air using low energy Bluetooth. A custom protocol is used to communicate with the devices and provide status updates. The apps also communicated with a cloud app to update the websites.