The curtain has come down on another year of Rugby Union’s autumn internationals. For Scotland, a memorable win versus Australia would, for most fans, provide the highlight. However, behind the scenes, a major step forward for Scottish Rugby took place, which is set to change their game forever.
This season’s games marked the first time Scottish international athletes took to the Murrayfield turf wearing the Nexus A9 instrumented mouthguard. The mouthguards are the most advanced of their kind in the market. They contain there triaxial accelerometers, one gyroscope and an impact classifier that collect up to 14,500 data points per second. The Nexus A9 instrumented mouthguard is just one part of a system, designed by HITIQ, to offer a complete service in the measurement, management, and mitigation of head injuries amongst athletes.