Recreational water sports are responsible for approximately 30,000 traumatic brain injury incidents treated annually in U.S. Emergency rooms (USCPC Report-2009), with approximately 50% of those injuries affecting children 14 years old and under......
A traumatic brain injury (TBI) is defined as a blow or jolt to the head or a penetrating head injury that disrupts the normal function of the brain. TBI can result when the head suddenly and violently hits an object, or when an object pierces the skull and enters brain tissue. Symptoms of a TBI can be mild, moderate or severe, depending on the extent of damage to the brain. Mild cases (mild traumatic brain injury, or mTBI) may result in a brief change in mental state or consciousness, while severe cases may result in extended periods of unconsciousness, coma or even death.
Helmets are as desirable in water sports as they are hot, cumbersome and, lets face it, socially frowned on while playing on the water. But, the head injury issue in water sports is real. The BrainWave fills the void between “NO” protection and “FULL” helmet protection. Its non-obtrusive, more breathable and generally works better in the water than other head protection options.
Lightweight and fashionable – the BrianWave keeps the fun going all day – all Summer!