Rugby's New High-Tech Mouthguards: How They Work And Why?

This week World Rugby announced that they will be including head accelerations measured by smart mouthguards into the sport's head injury assessment protocols used at the top level of the game to help identify potential head injuries during a game. This is how they work, why the tech could be a game changer and the challenges facing their adoption.


Credits: Opening clip Rugby World Cup Youtube channel


SHOW NOTES


Sean Ingle’s piece on the instrumented mouthguard technology


Two articles that explore the elusive (and likely impossible) concussion threshold And journals.lww.com/acsm-essr/fulltext/2011/01000/biomechanics_of_sport_concussion__quest_for_the.3.aspx


Russ Petty tweet on playing time of the semi-finalists


My article on the iMGs from the Patron page, now public

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