Unpaid Internship Opportunity at Impakt Protective – sports impact sensors research
Sports Science Research (Kinesiology/ Athletic Training)
Summer 2013, Ottawa, ON
Gain experience in sports science and kinesiology/ athletic training research!
Impakt Protective is a small startup doing big things in football, hockey and lacrosse by encouraging continued athletic participation while keeping players a little safer in the sports they love. Our novel product range "Shockbox" helps identify players who should be assessed for a concussion by the use of an innovative helmet-mounted impact sensor and smartphone app communication.
This unpaid internship is an opportunity to gain experience in conducting sports science research on hockey and football teams in the Ottawa area. Impakt Protective conducts youth sports research in concussions and head impact exposure levels with youth leagues. The intern will work closely with the Chief technology Officer and Biomechanical Engineering team to learn participate in field research as well as publish data in medical journals.
Intern will be responsible for the following tasks in coordination with the Biomechanical Engineering Team:
Monitor Ottawa based youth football teams with Shockbox sensors
Gather head impact exposure data
Work with team Athletic Trainers to assess players for concussion symptoms
Analyse data and trends for injury and head impact exposures
Participate in white paper and peer review journal development
Candidates should have an interest in sports products as well as sports science. Preferred candidates are current undergraduate students enrolled in Kinesiology, Athletic Training or other field medical studies. Applicants must have high attention to detail, quality organization skills and experience with field or laboratory trials or data gathering outdoors (rain or shine).
The position entails a minimum 15-20 hours per week during the summer at Impakt Protective's offices in Ottawa, ON; exact days and hours are negotiable. This is an unpaid internship. Please email a resume and example of similar studies or research projects undertaken.