Smart mouthguards collect data during an in-depth study of the impact of the header

Mouthguards are usually used as protective kits in sports such as rugby and boxing, but in football a similar bespoke device is used to collect data on the frequency and intensity of impacts a player receives on the head.

English football expanded its study of the risks of hitting the ball head on Tuesday with the instrumented PROTECHT mouthguard, developed by Sports & Wellbeing Analytics (SWA), worn by players in training until the end of the season.

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