Our Mission: Brain safer and healthier sports for everyone!
We are Northern Sports Insight and Intelligence Oy, a Finnish technology startup. The company was established in 2017 to help sports becoming more brain safe and healthy. And make no mistake, WE LOVE SPORTS! The benefits of being physically active are indisputable. But there are some negative aspects, which must be addressed so that everyone can enjoy doing the sport they want and love to do. One of the biggest and gravest issues are frequent head impacts, violent forces acting on a head, and their consequences. There is frustratingly little modern medicine can do to fix what sports may cause or contribute to: Traumatic Brain Injuries or degenerative brain diseases cannot be cured. This means sports should do everything in their power to prevent unnecessary head impacts and violent forces acting on a head. And we want to help!
A whole lot can be done to make sports healthier, safer and more enjoyable for everyone. Old and cheesy, but so true: if there is a will, there is a way. But awareness, attitude and behaviour change is needed; Introduction of new effective practices and procedures is must; Compliance has to be ensured; Enforcement should be definite.
Give farewell to gut-feelings and guestimation, no to ”It-did-not-look-that-bad” and ”I-thought-he/she/it-was-fine”. No more excuses and cosmetic changes. It is time to ACT.
Join us for fight against head impacts, Traumatic brain injury and degenerative brain diseases. A whole lot can be done to make sports healthier, safer and more enjoyable for everyone. Our vision is to see data from ACT head Impact Tracker to enable those actions and improving athletes’ health, well-being and performance. In short, medium and long-term.
The world’s first intelligent protective head band to change the game for good
Team Dashboard Beta1 pilot test version is now out
ACT Head Impact Tracker Android App update is out. ACTION REQUIRED FROM USERS!
WE ARE LOOKING TO EXPAND INTERNATIONALLY
The first “Captains’ kick off” with Taylor Cook
BrainSPORT initiative with FA of Finland, the University of Jyväskylä, and more.
More ACTivists from GrIFK
Former American football player shares his story
Welcome GrIFK Footboll Team P2009!
ACT Head Impact Trackers spotted in Pesäpallo World Cup
Guest at TBI One Love podcast
Elina Jaakkola’s Master’s thesis “Impact load in American football” is released
Warm welcome football club FC Honka to our ACTivist family!!!
Steve den Hollander’s pilot study report on “Headers and concussions in elite female and male football: a pilot study”
Talking about head injury prevention and ACT Head Impact Tracker in”Football Hautnah!” podcast’s episode #68
Warmest of welcomes to the newest #ACTivists: KalPa naiset, Finnish Female Ice-hockey Elite Team
More piloting in Spain!
Three Synchronized Skating Clubs join the battle against head injuries
Suitability in Alpine sports, check!
BIGGEST POSSIBLE CONGRATS TO THE FINNISH CHAMPIONS 2023! HIFK Women’s Ice Hockey Elite Series Team
Thank You, Pole Bicycles!
ACT Head Impact Tracker Web User Interface is out!
Pää on pääasia
Warm welcome to the newest football #ACTivists HooGeeGrIFK T0910
Sports Tomorrow Congress 2023
European Enterprise Awards 2022
GrIFK is ACTing on it
HIFK Women’s Ice hockey Elite Series Team is joining the fight against head injuries in sports
Working on a new ACTHead Impact Tracker helmet sensor in SmartEEs H2020 EU project
FIFPRO and unions collaborate for headers and concussions pilot project
ghp Fitness and Nutritional awards 2022 – The Most Innovative Helmet Technology Company – Finland
Best Innovative Sports Technology Company – Finland in Research and Development Awards 2022
Last weekend with BISHA
Testing in kick boxing is on!
New ACT Head Impact Tracker App is released in Google Play Store
Come and meet us at IFAF Women’s 2022, American Football World Championships in Finland!
ACT Head Impact Tracker on the pitch with FIFPRO and IFPO / ACT Head Impact Tracker oli mukana jalkapallon kansainvälisen pelaajayhdistyksen (FIFPRO) ja Israeli jalkapallon pelaajayhdistyksen (IFPO) leirillä
ACT has joined IoTForge, Finnish iOT foundation
ACT Head Impact Trackers got out and about the sunny slopes
Featured in RTL Z’s “Business in Europe”
American Football Association of Finland – SAJL is using ACT Head Impact Tracker to make a world leading study / ACT Head Impact Tracker mukana SAJLin uraauurtavassa tutkimuksessa
Northern pioneers Kärppänaiset and ONS naiset in Kaleva newspaper
We will be at The Spot, come and say Hi! is you are too!
Pre-order your ACT Head Impact Tracker head sensor now! / Ennakkotilaus ACT Head Impact Tracker pääsensoreille on nyt auki!
ACT Head Impact Tracker featuring on FPA Finland’s camp this week / ACT Head Impact Tracker mukana menossa Jalkapallon Pelaajayhdistyksen leirillä
International media interest towards ACT Head Impact Tracker is rising / ACT Head Impact Tracker kiinnostaa myös maailmalla
Northern ladies lead the way / Pohjoisen naiset näyttävät maailmalle mallia
ACT Head Impact Tracker head sensor with rotational movement measurement is in user testing phase!
Why we do what we do
Northern Sports Insight and Intelligence has been nominated for the Nordic Startup Awards
ACT Head Impact Tracker in action in Sports news / ACT Head Impact Tracker työn touhussa Urheiluruudussa
ACT Head Impact Tracker featuring in national broadcasting company YLE’s article / ACT Head Impact Tracker YLEn artikkelissa
Featuring amongst Top 10 most promising health&wellness solution providers by b!
Cycling Finland will be piloting ACT Head Impact Tracker head impact measuring device and 1st to test Fall Alert “crash sensor” functionality in development
Yes, we are open! / Käy sisään, kauppa on auki!
Haastattelussa ACT Head Impact Tracker pilot-testaaja valmentaja Jussi Vasara jalkapalloseura FC Hongasta / An interview with ACT Head Impact Tracker Pilot tester coach Jussi Vasara from soccer club FC Honka.