With traumatic brain injury being a hot topic in the world of sport at the present time,Performance Sports Group Ltd., in a partnership with some of the world’s leading medical experts, have designed a simple device that will address and reduce the chance of mild traumatic brain injury. The device is in the form of a band that molds to the neck that will become a world-first in attacking mild traumatic brain injury. It will be the first piece of technology that will go about prevention internally, from modifying the body’s physiology to protect the brain from damage.
It addresses the ‘slosh theory’, which is when the brain is moved around within the skull and pushes up against it, resulting in bruising and potentially other complications in the brain. The device has been designed to apply light pressure to the neck, which will mildly increase blood volume in the brain and it’s vein structure. The reason that this creation is so encouraging is that after two peer-reviewed studies were conducted on neurosurgery, it was found that tearing of brain fibers was reduced by 83% when the blood volume in the brain was at an increased level.