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Scott Clark’s decision to start a small business came in November 2010 after his 10-year-old son sustained a concussion in a minor league hockey game. As an avid hockey player and coach, Clark recognized the need for better concussion assessment and management protocols. Using his 20 years of high-tech industry experience, Clark joined forces with a former bomb disposal specialist and co-founded Impakt Protective Inc.
Their invention is the Shockbox®—a wireless impact sensor that attaches to a helmet and sends a wireless alert to a smartphone when a player sustains an at-risk impact to the head. The sensor measures the severity of the hit, stores historical data and walks the trainer through a mobile-based concussion assessment.
This innovative device was featured on Dragon’s Den in November 2012 and won the UK’s coveted Institution of Engineering and Technology Sports Technology Award for 2012. It is already being used by a number of hockey and football teams in Canada and the United States, including the Carleton Ravens women’s hockey team as part of a clinical trial.
Clark has held senior positions with high-tech industry leaders such as Synopsys, Cognos, N-able Technologies, MCI Systemhouse, and eBillme. He currently serves as President, VP of Operations and co-founder of Impakt Protective Inc. in Kanata.