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FOR WHAT SPORTS AND FITNESS ACTIVITIES CAN CHECKLIGHTTM BE USED?
CHECKLIGHTTM can be worn for any sports and fitness activity in which there is a potential for head or body contact with another athlete, object (ball, stick, goal post, ect.) or playing surface.
what is a g force?
a force acting on a body as a result of acceleration or gravity.
what is HIC?
HIC stands for Head Injury Criteria. HIC uses resultant linear acceleration over a defined time period. CHECKLIGHTTM uses acceleration and time in an integration of the resultant linear acceleration to determine impact severity.
what is a concussion?
According to the Centers for Disease COntrol (CDC), a concussion is a type of traumatic brain injury, or TBI, caused by a bump, blow or jolt to the head that can change the way the brain normally works. Concussions can also occur from a fall or a blow to the body that causes the head and brain to move quickly back and forth.
does the CHECKLIGHTTM indicate, prevent, diagnose or cure concussions?
No. The CHECKLIGHTTM is meant to indicate when the device has received an impact above a certain threshold. It is not intended to indicate, prevent, diagnose or treat concussions.
why is it so hard to turn the device on and off?
Center your finger and press only the ON pad when turning the device on and only the OFF pad when you are turning the device off. If the device does not turn on or off after 4 seconds, release your finger, wait 2 seconds and try again. Moisture can affect the ability to turn on/off. Drying the device and trying again usually works.
what should i do if i receive a yellow or red blinking light?
If a yellow or red light starts blinking, it is recommended that you be removed from the activity as soon as possible and be assessed for injury before resuming play, ideally by a member of a trained medical staff like a doctor or athletic trainer. If none is available, then see the most recent list of symptoms from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) website: http://www.cdc.gov/concussion/pdf/athletes_Eng.pdf
how do i reset a yellow or red light?
Remove the skullcap and turn the device off and then back on.
how long does the battery last?
The battery is expected to last about 6 hours (2-3 practices/games) after fully recharging the battery. Therefore, it should be charged approximately every 2 days if used consistently in practice and games.
why does it take so only to recharge the battery?
Battery life is affected by the frequency and brightness of the LED lights. To conserve battery power, the device stays in sleep mode until it is woken up by turning it on.
what is an impact count?
There is a growing support in the sports and medical communities to reduce the number of impacts to the head that are sustained during the course of a practice, season, and career. To determine how many impacts CHECKLIGHTTM has sustained, simply connect the CHECKLIGHTTM to the USB power cord and insert the other end of the power cord to an electrical outlet. Then, disconnect CHECKLIGHTTM from the USB power cord. The LED lights will blink in a series to indicate the hit count for green (less severe), yellow (moderate), and red (more severe) impacts.
what ages are appropriate to wear the product?
For all ages 6 and up.
i don't want to wear a skullcap. is there an headband version?
The skullcap can be worn for helmeted and non-helmeted sports. Other versions (e.g. headband) are in development.