STMicroelectronics announced that the just-launched Brain Sentry Impact Sensor, a lightweight helmet-mounted impact-monitoring device, uses ST’s MEMS accelerometer to monitor head impacts that may cause concussions or other brain injuries.

ST’s low-power, high-g tri-axial accelerometer integrated in the Brain Sentry Impact Sensor accurately measures acceleration in all directions produced by collisions. The data collected and reported by the Brain Sentry Impact Sensor allows coaches, trainers and doctors to monitor players after every hit, with the goal of identifying players who should be further evaluated and reducing the number of sports-related brain injuries.

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