PULLMAN—Pullman Regional Hospital’s Orthopedic Center of Excellence recently received a $10,000 grant award from the Pullman Chamber of Commerce’s Community Investment Fund.

Funds will be used to partner with Pullman High School to measure and manage head-impacts for student athletes through the use of new technology helmet sensors.

The 1-year pilot with Athlete Intelligence, a Kirkland, WA-based company owned by investor and entrepreneur Gary Rubens, uses the sensors and data analysis platform to monitor and track head-impacts. Athlete Intelligence is a sports data and analytics company committed to being the eyes and ears on the field providing Athletic Staff with head-impact data they’ve not previously had access to. The Athlete Intelligence Platform is designed to take the data from the field and turn it into coachable moments, identifying opportunities to improve player technique to help reduce injury. The technology is currently being used by over 120 high schools, college and junior league teams nationwide. 

“Student safety is the highest priority at Pullman High School,” said Chris Franklin, Pullman High School Assistant Principal for Athletics and Activities. “Monitoring and tracking head-impacts will give the athletic trainer and coaches real data to better understand and potentially prevent head-trauma for our young student-athletes.”

“Our Orthopedic Center of Excellence, in partnership with Pullman High School, is providing athletic training services, and we see Athlete Intelligence as a meaningful addition to full-service athletic training care,” said Scott Adams, Pullman Regional Hospital CEO. “We’re grateful to the Pullman Chamber of Commerce for helping fund this technology which enhances our commitment to keep our youth healthy and safe.”

Learn more about the Regional High School Athletic Training program: www.pullmanregional.org/athletic-training

Contact: Alison Weigley, Assistant Director of Development, Marketing & Major Gifts 
Pullman Regional Hospital Foundation 

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