We are very happy to present Innovation World Cup finalist and our exhibitor at our WT | Wearable Technologies Conference 2016 USA that will be taking place on July 12 and 13 in beautiful Fort Mason Center in San Francisco. We talked to Anthony Gonazales, Executive Director at Fitguard to find out more about their product and their experiences with the wearable market.
Please explain your product to those that have never heard of it before.
We keep athletes safer, by identifying when hard hits occur. We do this through our intelligent mouthguard, which LEDs brightly illuminate when a severe impact has been registered. Paired with our mobile application and using BLE, we can identify the direction and force of an impact, as well as provide neurological exams to compare to baseline exams for identifying cognitive dissonance.
What makes your product different?
Our ondevice, instant, visual, indication allows us to quickly identify when a user might need to be removed. Being the form factor of a mouthguard, means that that sensor location is physically closer the center of gravity of the brain, and its date highly correlates to medically significant information.
You were the Innovation World Finalist! What was this experience like?
Being a part of the WT | Innovation World Finalist was a wonderful experience, we received a tremendous amount of press, and were extremely thankful to be apart of such a prestigious event.
What is the most important thing you learned while being involved in the topic of wearable technologies?
The most important thing we learned is that no one person will know how to do everything. When you’re involved with hardware, it requires a vast knowledge of different aspects and requires a full team to adequately develop all of the intricacies.
What is your favorite wearable (Besides your own)?
My favorite wearable the Feel.