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Jolt wearable sensor can detect head injuries in young athletes

Jolt Sensor by Ben Harvatine

Jolt Sensor is a smart concussion detection device for youth athletes. Developed by MIT graduates Ben Harvatine and Seth Berg, the wearable sensor allows parents and coaches to track and evaluate their children’s head impacts in real-time. The sensor vibrates to alert the athlete when his/her head accelerates in a potentially dangerous way. Jolt was an engineering lab project at MIT that was encouraged by Harvatine’s concussion that he suffered during a wrestling practice. Not immediately detected by doctors, Ben’s condition became worse as his brain was exposed to additional impacts.
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