RIDDELL UNVEILS NEW INSITE SOFTWARE AT ANNUAL NATA CLINICAL SYMPOSIA
Updated InSite Software Provides New Features to Further Monitoring and Player Training
ROSEMONT, IL (June 23, 2016) – Riddell, the leader in football innovation, today announced plans for an updated version of its InSite Player Management Software (ISPM) for use with Riddell’s InSite Impact Response System. The latest InSite software – ISPM 3.0 – delivers more robust information about player head impacts including the location of the impact and offers new training opportunities based on data trends by player. This update complements the existing software that provides football staff and medical professionals with a system to review player alerts and manage team rosters. The new software was field tested during the spring by several high school and collegiate football teams, with the official launch slated for August.
Riddell InSite alerts the sideline to significant single and multiple impacts that exceed research-based thresholds based on level of play and position. InSite has become a valuable technology for football player monitoring and a tool that helps inform team staff regarding coaching and training opportunities based on a player’s alert history.
“Riddell InSite has received a warm reception from the football community since its introduction a few short years ago, having been rapidly adopted by programs ranging from youth to college competition,” said Thad Ide, Senior Vice President of Research and Product Development for Riddell. “Through the strong relationships we have established with our InSite customers, we have garnered helpful feedback about the type and depth of data that is useful in the management of their athletes. We believe the data delivered by the updated ISPM 3.0 software will help users take the next step in player protection.”
Riddell InSite’s ISPM 3.0 software includes a new graphical user interface (dashboard view), which summarizes on-field alert history and identifies training opportunities for individual athletes based on their history of head impact exposure. In addition to recording single and multiple impact alerts as well as the location of each alert, the new software provides users with three different training opportunity types located on the new dashboard:
- Alert Frequency: This software identifies a training opportunity when a player records a higher number of alerts in a short period of time when compared to players of similar skill level and playing positions.
- Position Impact Frequency: This software identifies a training opportunity when a player recorded a higher number of 95th percentile impacts in a short period of time when compared to players of similar skill level and playing positions.
- Player Impact Frequency: This software identifies a training opportunity when a player’s current impact profile includes a higher number of 95th percentile impacts compared to their recent impact history.
Players who receive this feedback may benefit from improved tackling technique or change in playing behavior. Additionally, scripting practices and defining levels of contact can help manage head impact exposure.
Football team staff and medical professionals connect the InSite Alert Monitor to a computer with ISPM 3.0 software running to download player alerts. The data is collected dating back to the last download and new training opportunities may be identified for players based on their head impact profiles. More information about the ISPM 3.0 software can be found via riddell.com/InSite.
Riddell is a premier designer and developer of football helmets, protective sports equipment, head impact monitoring technologies, apparel and related accessories. A recognized leader in helmet technology and innovation, Riddell is the leading manufacturer of football helmets and shoulder pads, and a top provider of reconditioning services (cleaning, repairing, repainting and recertifying existing equipment). For more information, visit our website at http://www.riddell.com, like the Riddell Facebook page, or follow Riddell on Instagram and Twitter @RiddellSports.