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Linx IAS Parent Company Named Launch NY’s Entrepreneur of the Week

From Launch NY:

With a pedigree of developing blast-force sensors used in military and law enforcement settings, BlackBox Biometrics® brings its proven expertise in measuring the unseen impact of concussive forces from the battlefield to the playing field with the introduction of the Linx Impact Assessment System (IAS). Born from combat-tested technology, the company’s latest product will make its debut in January at the Consumer Electronics Show 2015.

Up to 3.8 million people per year are affected by a sports- or recreation-related brain injury, according to a 2013 Institute of Medicine report. The Linx IAS™ technology comes at a time when that number is rising, especially among young adults and children, as evidenced by a 2011 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention study, which found that between 2001 and 2009, the number of Americans younger than 19 treated each year for sports concussions rose to 250,000 from 150,000.

The Linx IAS concussion management system combines wearable technology with a mobile application to provide athletes, parents and coaches with real-time data and analysis of potential impact-related head injuries. The wearable technology weighs about the same as a nickel, is the size of a stick of gum, and fits easily into a custom skull cap or headband, allowing it to be worn in any sports environment. The companion mobile app, which will be available for Apple and Android devices, allows for impact monitoring and sideline testing, giving the user the ability to detect head impacts across sports and over time. Linx IAS will be available for purchase by the end of Q1 2015.

Rick Spotts at WROC News

Linx IAS Featured in WROC News

From WROC Website:

BlackBox Biometrics CEO Rick Spotts discussed his company’s sensor based technology in our Why ROC interview Wednesday on News 8 at Sunrise.

Spotts displayed the company’s Linx Impact Assessment System (IAS) and explained how it works. He said the technology was originally developed as blast force sensors for the military. Linx IAS allows data related to the unseen impact of concussive forces to be collected and shared in real time. It will makes its debut in January at the Consumer Electronics Show.

The wearable technology is combined with a mobile application to provide athletes, parents and coaches with real-time data and analysis of potential impact-related head injuries. The Linx IAS weighs about the same as a nickel and is the size of a stick of gum. It can fit easily into a skull cap or headband, allowing it to be worn in any sports environment.

According to a 2013 Institute of Medicine report, up to 3.8 million people a year suffer a sports or recreation related brain injury.

Spotts said BlackBox Biometrics has benefitted from being located in Rochester. The company was formed out of a research project at RIT’s Venture Creations Incubator. Access to the academic and research labs was essential. In addition, the company has drawn top talent from the local college campuses.

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BlackBox Biometrics’ Linx IAS Recognized as 3-Time 2015 CES Innovation Awards Honoree

BlackBox Biometrics®, Inc. today announced that it has been named a three-time 2015 CES Innovation Awards Honoree for its Linx Impact Assessment System (IAS). The Linx IASTM was recognized in the following categories: Fitness, Sports and Biotech; Tech For A Better World; and Wearable Technologies.

Products entered in this prestigious program are judged by a preeminent panel of independent industrial designers, independent engineers and members of the trade media to honor outstanding design and engineering in cutting-edge consumer electronics products across 28 product categories.

With a pedigree of developing blast-force sensors used in military and law enforcement settings, BlackBox Biometrics brings its proven expertise in measuring the unseen impact of concussive forces from the battlefield to the playing field with the Linx IAS. Born from combat-tested technology, the company’s latest product will make its debut in January at the Consumer Electronics Show 2015.

Up to 3.8 million people per year are affected by a sports- or recreation-related brain injury, according to a 2013 Institute of Medicine report. The Linx IAS technology comes at a time when that number is rising, especially among young adults and children, as evidenced by a 2011 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention study, which found that between 2001 and 2009, the number of Americans younger than 19 treated each year for sports concussions rose to 250,000 from 150,000.

The Linx IAS concussion management system combines wearable technology with a mobile application to provide athletes, parents and coaches with real-time data and analysis of potential impact-related head injuries. The wearable technology weighs about the same as a nickel, is the size of a stick of gum, and fits easily into a custom skull cap or headband, allowing it to be worn in any sports environment. The companion mobile app, which will be available for Apple and Android devices, allows for impact monitoring and sideline testing, giving the user the ability to detect head impacts across sports and over time.

Linx IAS will be available for purchase by the end of Q1 2015.

The prestigious CES Innovation Awards are sponsored by the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)®, the producer of the International CES, the global gathering place for all who thrive on the business of consumer technology, and have been recognizing achievements in product design and engineering since 1976.

BlackBox Biometric’s Linx IAS will be displayed at the 2015 International CES, which runs Jan. 6-9, 2015, in Las Vegas, Nevada. The Linx IAS technology will be on display at Booth # 74701 while at CES. Honorees will also be displayed at CES Unveiled Las Vegas, which features dozens of exhibitors and networking opportunities, and runs 4:00-7:00 p.m. on Jan. 4 at the Mandalay Entries are evaluated on their engineering, aesthetic and design qualities, intended use/function and user value, how the design and innovation of the product directly compares to other products in the marketplace, and unique/novel features present.

Products chosen as CES Innovation Honorees reflect innovative design and engineering in some of the most cutting-edge tech products and services coming to market.

2015 CES Innovation Honoree products are featured on CESweb.org/Innovation, which lists product categories, as well as each product name, manufacturer information, description, photo, and URL.

About BlackBox Biometrics, Inc.
BlackBox Biometrics is the industry leader in sensor technology to measure concussive forces. The company’s Blast GaugeTM System is currently used by the U.S. Military, law enforcement tactical officers, and international military and research organizations. BlackBox Biometrics specializes in developing innovative technology that measures the unseen impact of concussive injuries, aiding in the triage and treatment of traumatic brain injuries (TBI). Its newest product, Linx IAS sports concussion management and measurement system, brings visibility to the unseen impact of sports head injuries. For more information about Linx IAS, visit www.LinxIAS.com.

Child hockey player wearing Linx IAS

A Powerful New Weapon in the War Against Sports-Related Concussion Injuries

Rochester, N.Y. — With a pedigree of developing blast force sensors used in military and law enforcement settings, BlackBox Biometrics® Inc. brings its proven expertise in measuring the unseen impact of concussive forces from the battlefield to the playing field with the Linx Impact Assessment System (IAS). Born from combat-tested technology, the company’s latest product will make its debut in January at the Consumer Electronics Show 2015.

Up to 3.8 million people a year are affected by a sports- or recreation-related brain injury, according to a 2013 Institute of Medicine report. The Linx IASTM technology comes at a time when that number is rising, especially among young adults and children, as evidenced by a 2011 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention study, which found that between 2001 and 2009, the number of Americans younger than 19 treated each year for sports concussions rose to 250,000 from 150,000.

The Linx IAS concussion management system combines wearable technology with a mobile application to provide athletes, parents and coaches with real-time data and analysis of potential impact-related head injuries. The wearable technology weighs about the same as a nickel, is the size of a stick of gum, and fits easily into a skull cap or headband, allowing it to be worn in any sports
environment. The companion mobile app, which will be available for Apple and Android devices, allows for impact monitoring and sideline testing, giving the user the ability to detect head impacts across sports and over time.

Linx IAS will be available for purchase by the end of Q1 2015.

About BlackBox Biometrics, Inc.
BlackBox Biometrics is the industry leader in sensor technology to measure concussive forces. The company’s Blast GaugeTM System is currently used by the U.S. Military, law enforcement tactical officers, and international military and research organizations. BlackBox Biometrics specializes in developing innovative technology that measures the unseen impact of concussive injuries, aiding in the triage and treatment of traumatic brain injuries (TBI). Its newest product, Linx IAS sports concussion management and measurement system, brings visibility to the unseen impact of sports head injuries. For more information about Linx IAS, visit www.LinxIAS.com.