The top division of UK Ice Hockey has chosen INCISIV’s revolutionary VR technology, MOViR, to monitor players’ brain health.
UK Ice Hockey continues on its path of meteoric growth with the Elite Ice Hockey League recording the fourth-highest average attendance across Europe in the 21/22 season. However, as the sport attracts better players and becomes even faster and more physical, risks to brain health also increase.
Mindful of the potentially devastating consequences of head injury faced by many sports, the league knew they needed to act quickly and decisively. Belfast Giants and Dundee Stars are already benefiting from MOVIR and now the league has decided to roll out this groundbreaking technology across all 10 Elite teams. INCISIV’s VR technology software will centralize all brain health data for the league’s players on one system making it much simpler to measure their neural fitness and track recovery thereby encouraging much safer return-to-play decisions.
This partnership will see the league and its 10 member teams using MOViR for the next three seasons. They will have immediate access to invaluable, reliable, scientifically validated data that will support return-to-play decisions and track changes in test performance which previously wouldn’t have been apparent for days, weeks, or even months.
Steve Thornton, head of hockey for the Belfast Giants says the new partnership is a core part of the team’s player welfare strategy. Commenting on the partnership, he said: “Player welfare and safety is a top priority for the Belfast Giants. Ice Hockey is a physical sport with lots of contact and we want to make sure that we are doing everything we can to protect our players”.
“It’s incredible to be able to access this type of technology to help aid our efforts to keep players safe and it’s even better to have such fast access to this tech, with the INCISIV team based here in Belfast”.
Head Coach of Dundee Stars Jeff Mason said: “Having experienced the INCISIV technology and team previously I can attest the great benefit this partnership will bring to ensure we get players back on the ice as quickly and safely as possible.”
MOViR’s cutting edge technology, built on 20 years of scientific research, can permanently change the treatment of injuries in sport by removing the guesswork from critical return-to-play decisions. Contact us now to find out how you can better protect your players.