“THE PLAYER UNIT”:
It has sensor pads placed inside the helmet. There are lightweight five-zone sensor along with on-board electronics which measure the intensity of the impacts. In case, the impact magnitude exceeds the acceptable stage, the player unit transmits the signals to alert monitor. The units are configured as per the player’s position in the game and skill level.
THE ALERT MONITOR:
The monitor is subjected to use by the trainer or the coach; so that they may be aware of any situation worth the alerts. As soon as their is some sort of emergency, the LCD screen displays the information regarding the type of alert, player name, jersey number, and the time of impact. From location and duration of the impact to linear and rotational acceleration; the Riddell InSite dissects all the data.
It, then, connects to the computer through USB cable so that all the alert info can be downloaded. The monitor also charges with the help of cable. The alerts are signaled through audios, flashing LED, or vibration and can support up to 150 player units.
PLAYER MANAGEMENT SOFTWARE:
There is also a “Player Management Software” to download player alerts to a team database. It builds alert history database that can be retained, exported, or archived. The software is compatible for both Mac OS and Windows.
Developed from 2+ million on-field impacts recorded with the Riddell Sideline Response System (SRS); the helmet has been designed to last up to four years with proper reconditioning. The promising helmet is available through the official website in different price ranges and can be ordered from here.