A paper has been accepted to be presented in the Canadian Society for Mechanical Engineering (CSME) International Congress by the University of Alberta, Mechanical Engineering Department. The CSME International Congress will be held May 27th – 30th in Toronto, Ontario.
Calgary and Edmonton, Alberta – April 18th, 2018 – CAP Corporation and the University of Alberta announced today that the independent study performed by the University of Alberta researchers investigated the reliability of the CAP concussion prevention testing device in various testing conditions to characterize the neck strength via measurement of head kinematics using inertial measurement units during controlled sub-concussive impacts.
An experimental study with ten healthy male and female participants was performed during three impacts under similar conditions to validate the performance of the patented testing device. The results confirmed the high repeatability of the concussion prevention testing device in capturing head kinematics. The statistical analysis showed that range and peak values of head kinematic parameters of male participants were significantly lower than female participants, which confirms the previous research findings.
Dr. Hossein Rouhani stated that, “So far, we showed that the CAP testing device is able to obtain repeatable and reliable measurements of the head motion when an impact is applied to the trunk. The next step is to characterize the efficiency of various concussion prevention strategies using this device”.
“Protective neck training for concussion prevention is not simply a matter of neck strengthening. We rigorously tested a wide range of neck exercises to determine their effective carryover against the physical demands of different sports. Most of these exercises were inadequate for our purposes. That led us to develop a series of exercises and a systematic progression that would deliver a concussion prevention strategy”, added Kim Adolphe CAP CEO.
Sherwin Ganpatt, CAP CTO, commented that, “A critical piece of our concussion prevention strategy includes training the cervical spine to safely absorb impacts that commonly occur in sports. This is a very complex process that requires special attention to the ligaments and connective tissue of the spine itself, appropriate levels and qualities of strength, and our scientifically designed exercises that enhance the reaction speed to sudden impulsive loads.”
About CAP Corporation
CAP was founded on the principle that preventing concussions is about changing the athlete; not the sport. The patented RAM machine and technology is the ONLY solution in the world that can safely test an athletes risk of sustaining a concussion, help prevent them from occurring, and reduce the risk when they do occur. CAP also offers a ground-breaking Brain Repair Program to address lingering symptoms as well as the impact on athletic performance from previous concussions.
CAP invests in, and works closely with our partners who have proven track records in sports performance training and medical professionals of various disciplines to deliver our CAP Programs.
As a social enterprise, CAP dedicate 25% of revenues towards funding amateur sports, nonprofits, and concussion research working closely with leading scientists at Universities, Government, and Private Institutes.