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Tips for Athletes Looking to File a Personal Injury Claim

Tips for Athletes Looking to File a Personal Injury Claim - Sports Techie blog

Tips for Athletes Looking to File a Personal Injury Claim – Sports Techie blog

Tips for Athletes Looking to File a Personal Injury Claim

Suffered a serious sports-related injury and wondering who’s going to foot the bill? While your insurance company may cover the cost of medical services, it does not cover any other expenses you may have in relation to the injury. While injuries are an unfortunate reality in the world of sports, if you’ve been injured as a result of someone else’s negligence you could be entitled to compensation. The Sports Techie community blog thanks fellow blogger Sara Stringer for her contribution that applies to any sport injury that is the fault of someone other than yourself...

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Not even #CaptainAmerica is immune to sports related #concussion. #football #soccer #hockey #kids

Not even #CaptainAmerica is immune to sports related #concussion.

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Is Your Child’s Brain Safe Playing Contact Sports?

The Sports Techie community blog has reported about the dangers of concussions in most all sports since I launched our sports technology business four years ago, but the alarming audacity by sports leagues, associations and federations to cover up the facts when it comes to the concussion dangers present to youth in sport has gone on long enough for me not to stand up against this sad cover up.

Making an Impact on Head injuries: The Tech Behind Football Helmets

Making an Impact on Head injuries: The Tech Behind Football Helmets

The Risk Of Brain Injuries Shifts As Children Grow Up, via NPR.

Of course, children’s brains can be injured falling ...

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NFL Ranks Number One In New Adobe Index Report Social Buzz Data

NFL Ranks Number One In New Adobe Index Report Social Buzz Data - Sports Techie blog

NFL Ranks Number One In New Adobe Index Report Social Buzz Data – Sports Techie blog

NFL Ranks Number One In New Adobe Index Report Social Buzz Data

The Adobe Digital Index team compiled new National Football League social buzz data in an Infographic that confirms the NFL is firmly at the top of all American team sports, accumulating over 5 million mentions by the end of August. Fans in stadium, at their mancave and those out-and-about using their mobile technology devices, will all be locked into their second screens rooting on their favorite teams, players and fantasy football squads, while dissing the team, players and officials they dislike the most, all game and weekend long, during the NFL and college football opening Labor day extended weekend...

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Sports Helmets: The Science Behind The Safety

Sports Helmets: The Science Behind The Safety - Sports Techie blog

Sports Helmets: The Science Behind The Safety – Sports Techie blog

Sports Helmets: The Science Behind The Safety

Football is a dangerous sport, and participation rates among young players indicate concerned parents are taking notice. Pop Warner, the largest youth football program in the U.S., lost 23,612 players from 2010 to 2012, the largest decline in the organization’s history, according to ESPN Outside The Lines. USA Football experienced a 6.7 percent decline in participation from 2010 to 2011.

Some kids are simply focusing on one sport. But Dr. Julian Bailes, Pop Warner’s chief medical officer, told ESPN that head injuries and their link to mental illness later in life have caused the popularity of all contact sports to suffer...

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Football Helmet Sensor Technology

Making an Impact on Head injuries: The Tech Behind Football Helmets

Making an Impact on Head injuries: The Tech Behind Football Helmets

Researching the topic of technology sensors in football helmets for iQ by Intel was an outstanding Sports Techie community blog opportunity. I interviewed helmet manufacturers Riddell Sports, Schutt Sports and Xenith along with an Intel spokesperson about how their company addresses helmet sensor tech. Big Data generated by high-impact collisions is being gathered with Intel powered technology and used to help create new norms with concussion identification and better helmets. The rise in reported concussions in all sports has the sport of football looking to technology as an alley in helping to protect all players and keep the interest of young kids on the path towards a NFL Hall of Fame career.

Making An Impact on Head I...

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Brain Injuries and Extreme Sports?

Brain Injuries and Extreme Sports?

Brain Injuries and Extreme Sports?

The appeal of extreme sports is in the adrenaline rush the athlete feels while engaged in the activity. The inherent danger involved, combined with the athlete’s requirement to push their body beyond its perceived limits, makes sports such as base jumping and free climbing a draw for millions of thrill seekers. Unfortunately, those who choose to participate in extreme sports often pay a higher price than other athletes. Injuries suffered by extreme sports athletes are often more severe and, as is the case with brain injuries, can sometimes lead to permanent disability.

In 2009, there were nearly 447,000 people treated in emergency rooms for sports-related head injuries, up 95,000 from the year prior...

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