The paper by Nazarahari, M., Arthur, J. & Rouhani, H. Titled A Novel Testing Device to Assess the Effect of Neck Strength on Risk of Concussion has been published in the Annals of Biomedical Engineering. This journal is historically a prestigious archival journal in biomedical engineering. The U of A article went through 3 rounds of critical peer-review and can be cited as a proof of the validity of the RAM device (in the scope and to the extent discussed in the article).

Specifically the U of A team studied the contribution of individual neck muscles on the reduction of angular head acceleration in simulated sports contact. The goal was to identify the optimal ratio of strength between muscle groups that strength training should strive to achieve which reduces angular acceleration in common scenarios of impact.

A Novel Concussion Active Prevention Testing Device for Neck Strength Evaluation During Sub-concussive Impacts” paper was presented at The Canadian Society for Mechanical Engineering (CSME) International Congress 2018 in Toronto, ON, Canada. The RAM technology was clinically validated by the CSME.

Read the press release: Research is Being Conducted with U of A to Test Neck Strength using the CAP RAM

Auckland University of Technology has published an independent peer-reviewed study analyzing our CAP data from the kinematic response to impulsive loading. By analyzing the relationship between strength performance and the movements of the head we can predict a strategy and protective levels of strength that the athlete can develop to reduce susceptibility to concussions.

Read the paper here: Le Flao, Enora, Pichardo, Andrew W., Ganpatt, Sherwin, & Oranchuk. Dustin J.. (2021). An Accessible, 16-Week Neck Strength Training Program Improves Head Kinematics Following Chest Perturbation in Young Soccer Athletes. Journal of Sport Rehabilitation. https://doi.org/10.1123/jsr.2020-0537.

Read the press release: CAP Corporation has Partnered with Auckland University of Technology to Conduct Concussion Research