WMU-born smart helmet technology earns Michigan small business honors for Portage company
May 16th, 2019 | Recently a ruling came out to limit the number of hits high school football players can get at practice," Tokarz said in the announcement on the award. "But what type of hits are we limiting? What's the number of hits they see? And when they hit, are they doing it correctly?"
Tokarz said coaches and trainers can use the smart helmets to detect dangerous habits in players and correct them."If you're learning how to hit the correct way in practice, you're going to play better and safer during the real game," Tokarz said.
SafeSense is on track to begin commercially marketing its sensor system for helmets in 2020. Tokarz said the company is looking at the possibility of expanding its sensor technology into other areas and also is actively seeking collaborative opportunities.