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MEASURING
THE UNSEEN

 

BlackBox Biometrics is the industry leader in sensor technology to instantly assess forces that can cause traumatic brain injury.

 

ABOUT
BLACKBOX


BlackBox Biometrics®, Inc. was founded in 2011 with the goal of providing live exposure assessment to overpressure associated with today’s signature war wound: traumatic brain injury.

 

At the time when the Iraq War was nearing an end and the United States was ten-years into war in Afghanistan, over 200,000 U.S. service members had already been diagnosed with TBI. With nothing available to measure the blasts that often cause undetectable head injuries, soldiers and medical personnel were forced to face the effects of these injuries with inconsistent and subjective data.

Seeing this need and the opportunity to improve the lives of soldiers and their families, BlackBox Biometrics set out to measure the unseen. Funded by a DARPA grant, a small team assembled to develop a solution providing better triage data. The result was the Blast Gauge®, a revolutionary sensor that has since been outfitted on U.S. Special Forces, the Army, and SWAT teams across the nation. Coupled with proprietary software, the complete system captures and interprets complex data associated with concussive events. This means faster and more accurate treatment for those serving on the frontlines, and better research for advancing the study of TBI.

Today, BlackBox Biometrics continues to be the industry leader in measuring the unseen impact of concussive injuries. Our talented team is comprised of like-minded individuals—in engineering, operations, and business—all with the collective goal of improving lives through the creation of innovative technology.

In 2016, BlackBox Biometrics will bring its expertise in sensor technology to the world of sports. Concussions are a major issue with athletes, with an estimated 3.8 million yearly sports-related concussions in the USA. The Linx Impact Assessment System (IAS) will provide real-time impact data on a smartphone or tablet for any athlete in any sport.

BLAST GAUGE
SYSTEM


The Blast Gauge® System is the complete solution for measuring blast exposure.

 

The Blast Gauge System is a 3-sensor set worn on the helmet, chest, and shoulder that logs pressure and acceleration from exposure to explosive blasts. Green, yellow, and red status LEDs provide instant exposure data at the press of a button. A micro-USB connection allows full time-based data to be later analyzed by medical personnel.

Each gauge weighs less than an ounce and takes up less than one cubic inch of space, and its flexible mounting design allows tool-free attachment to helmets, PALS webbing, or physical structures like vehicles and buildings.

The Blast Gauge System is member tested and recommended by the National Tactical Officers Association (NTOA) and is deployed among U.S. Special Forces, the U.S. Army, several international militaries, and law enforcement agencies around the globe. It is proudly made in the USA.


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LINX IAS


The Linx IAS® empowers parents, coaches, and players with real-time feedback on potential concussion-causing impacts.

 

Concussions have become an epidemic in sports, with new research continuing to shed light on the harmful long-term effects of repeated head impacts. Now anyone can receive immediate and cumulative impact data on a smartphone or tablet by wearing the Linx IAS during activity.

Parents can get notified the moment a potential concussion-causing impact occurs during practice or a game—even if they are at home or work. Athletes can tap a button on the device to see a green, yellow, or red LED to know when a hit was too hard to shrug off. Coaches can connect over 128 players to one iOS or Android device for an up-to-the-second dashboard of their players’ statuses. Even doctors and trainers can benefit from the crucial information gathered to more accurately triage and treat any head injuries.

The Linx IAS® device only weighs as much as a nickel, yet the patent-pending architecture boasts a 3-axis gyroscope, accelerometer, and Bluetooth® technology for connecting to a device up to hundreds of feet away. The battery life will last up to 14 hours on a single charge. And you know the quality is second-to-none when it’s made by the same company building sensors for U.S. Special Forces, the FBI, and SWAT teams across the nation.

Linx IAS® was declared a 2015 CES Innovation Awards 3-time Honoree winner in the categories of Wearable Technologies; Tech for a Better World; and Fitness, Sports & Biotech.


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CONTACT


BlackBox Biometrics, Inc.

ISO 9001:2008 Certified

125 Tech Park Dr.
Rochester, NY 14623
+1-585-329-3399


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