• GearBoss Storage System Saves Space at San Diego High School (Sponsored)

    by Wenger Corporation December 2014

    Case Study

  • Technology Allows Hockey Fans to Feel Game's Impact

    by Troy Wolverton December 2014

    SAN JOSE, Calif. - San Jose Sharks fans now can feel the bone-crunching action in the rink - from the comfort of their couches. In a first for the NHL, a system dubbed 4D Sports transmits a special signal from the SAP Center, where the Sharks play, to a gizmo under a fan's couch, letting them "feel" the action every time a player crashes into the boards. But it's an open question how many fans will sign up for the service, which costs $300, or whether it will go the way of other gimmicks such as 3-D TV.

  • New Program to Monitor PE Students' Heart Rates

    by Madhu Krishnamurthy November 2014

    The monitors allow students to get immediate feedback on their heart rate and act as a motivator for increasing physical activity, said Steve Haskin, elementary physical education teacher at Coleman School.

  • Technology Allowed Displaced Bills to Prep for Jets

    by J Skurski November 2014

    ALLEN PARK, Mich. - The Buffalo Bills settled into some sort of a routine Saturday, conducting their second straight practice in the Detroit Lions' training facility. "Today was a good day," coach Doug Marrone said. "I do feel like it's more of a normal-type of routine for us." Normal, of course, being a relative term in this most unusual of weeks.

  • Tech, Funding Drive High School Scoreboard Upgrades

    by Dennis Van Milligen November 2014

    Beyond the playing surface itself, sports fans' eyes are drawn most often to one must-have venue amenity: the scoreboard. For high school administrators committed to modernizing their facilities without the funding to do so, scoreboards are increasingly seen as a great place to start. "Budgets are tighter than they've ever been," says Mike Daniel, CEO for Murray, Ky.-based Sportable Scoreboards. "Athletics has such a broad footprint, as it draws in so many folks to the school, that athletic administrators have to come across as putting their best foot forward, and a scoreboard is a big part of that."

  • Robot to Help Diagnose Concussions at Dartmouth

    by Andrew Brandt November 2014

    With studies conflicting as to whether or not concussion risk is related to the helmet you wear, and the American Association of Neurological Surgeons recently suggesting that more than one third of all college football players have suffered a concussion, having the ability to quickly recognize a concussion is more important than ever.

  • More Schools Turn to Helmet Sensors to Detect Concussions

    by LYNDEN OSTRANDER; Tribune correspondent October 2014

    Progressive Insurance's Progress is: Playing Smart campaign provided funding for 10 high school teams nationwide to be outfitted for a starter set of Shockbox helmet sensors.

  • Helmet Liner Latest Tool in Concussion-Prevention Game

    by Steven Spearie, Correspondent October 2014

    When the Illinois College football team took the field Saturday afternoon for its Homecoming game against Monmouth College, its newest weapon wasn’t visible to fans. Most of the Blueboys’ 100 or so players have begun wearing a supplemental helmet liner designed to reduce the risk of concussions.

  • Synthetic Turf Council Responds to NBC Investigation

    by Michael Gaio October 2014

    By now it's likely you've seen NBC's story, "How Safe Is the Artificial Turf Your Child Plays On?" The 3,500-word story was first published on October 8th and has been the topic of a lot of conversation in the athletic and recreation industries. The video version of the story has aired on just about every NBC News program.

  • Doctor: Oxygen Therapy Revived Joe Namath's Brain

    by By Linda Santacruz, Palm Beach Post Staff Writer October 2014

    Brain scans and cognitive tests showed Namath, who said he had at least five concussions playing football, suffered from traumatic brain injury (TBI), particularly on the left side, where he received the most impact as a right-handed quarterback.