Real-Time Head Impact Monitoring

Using Only Cameras

Safecyteâ„¢ is the only real-time solution for measuring forces
without any wearables or special equipment on participants.

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Current Issues with Concussion Detection

50% of Sports-Related Concussions (SRC) go Undiagnosed or Undetected


Conventional real-time detection relies on observation

Poor Outcomes

1.9 million athletes/year received delay or no treatment

Long-Term Effects

Repetitive head impacts can lead to long-term brain damage, including CTE

Alpha Fiber is developing a disruptive technology: the first objective, noninvasive tool to monitor head impacts in real-time for athletes and military personnel.

Key Benefits

Remote Monitoring Technology

Noninvasive for the athlete, convenient implementation for the sports facility

All Participants Protected

Anyone from any sport that sets foot on the field or in the facility is protected at all times

Objective Data-Driven Monitoring

Database with historical concussion protocol results and athlete demographics to determine each athlete’s personal threshold

Improved Patient Outcomes*

With early detection, we can improve long-term brain health while allowing athletes to continue the activities they love

How It Works

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Meet the Team

Our Partners

Our Focus

Developing head impact monitoring software to increase safety for all.

Computer Vision Eye

1. Computer Vision

Segment and detect head impacts using only cameras.

2. Neuroscience

Develop a noninvasive, research-based concussion protocol.

Neuroscience Brain Activity
Deep learning brain

3. Deep Learning

Train neural networks to identify each athlete and their location.

4. Big Data

Study and utilize trends to provide accurate and reliable data-driven guidance.

Big Data Blocks

“You could change the course of [football] because a lot of people are walking away from high-contact sports. You realize you are sitting on a gold mine.”
Paul Rudy
KUSI News Anchor


If you have any questions, please contact us.

Short Answer: We don’t know yet.

Long Answer: We know that you can’t get a concussion or mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) from not moving and we know that you will have brain damage if you hit your head hard enough to cause bleeding, brain swelling, or even a skull fracture.

By themselves, cameras cannot detect a concussion. However, correlating impact location and magnitude data with behavioral data from sideline concussion evaluations performed after an injury could give us insight into what causes a concussion.

Chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) is the term used to describe brain degeneration likely caused by repeated head traumas. CTE is a diagnosis made only at autopsy by studying sections of the brain.

CTE is a rare disorder that is not yet well understood. CTE is not related to the immediate consequences of a late-life episode of head trauma. CTE has a complex relationship with head traumas such as persistent post-concussive symptoms and second impact syndrome that occur earlier in life.

We don’t know yet. At Alpha Fiber, we believe that it is likely a combination of the two, as well as the time between significant impacts.

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