Smart mouthguard helps athletes improve performance and safety

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Spotted: UK-based startup ORB Innovations has developed a smart mouthguard to improve athlete performance and reduce injuries. The smartguard uses sensors to collect biodata in real time. It fits in an athlete’s mouth like a regular mouthguard. The difference is that it uses custom-made circuit boards and software to collect data on an athlete’s performance. The sensors measure half a million data points every minute. It is designed for rugby but monitors three factors that affect all athletes: fitness, fatigue and effort. The smartguard is unique because it collects data in real time on the pitch. Coaches can use the data to know when…

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