September 23, 2015 - Aaron Wilson
Hydration-sensing Bluetooth enabled mouth guard invented to aid football players
Over the past two decades, 54 high school football players died from heat stroke. Over 9,000 high school athletes are treated for heat illness annually. With those thoughts in mind, SMRT Mouth, Sports Monitoring Responsive Technology, has invented a Bluetooth enabled hydration sensing mouth guard. The product is expected to join the marketplace in 2016. The product needs funding, though, to be launched officially. The mouth guard measures the osmolality in the bio fluid via high sensitivity sensor. It protects teeth and provides real-time tracking of biometric data. The case will serve as the charger and cleaner Indiegogo website: http://igg.me/at/smrtmouth. SMRT Mouth website: http://smrtmouth.com The moment I saw my favorite athlete remove his mouth guard when he was dehydrated during the NBA Finals a few years ago, I realized the answer to tracking hydration while athletes compete and train was right underneath our nose,” said CEO and Co-founder Dana Hawes. “We believe that SMRT Mouth is the answer to detecting dehydration in athletes before any negative side effects show.” Brand ambassador and 2014 Super Bowl champion fullback Mike Robinson, said he suffered from dehydration while taking an anti-inflammatory drug in his final NFL season with the Seattle Seahawks. “If I would have known it was dehydration that I was suffering from, it would have been an easy fix," Robinson said. "However, I didn’t have a device that detected dehydration, and my kidneys and liver began shutting down, forcing me to the locker room.” For more information on SMRT Mouth, visit the campaign page at http://igg.me/at/smrtmouth. Contributions can be made starting September 15 for as low as $5. Each donation comes with a special perk that is outlined on the campaign page. Follow me on Twitter: @AaronWilson_NFL Aaron Wilson covers the Texans for The Houston Chronicle.