In Canada, pre-Covid, there were over 600,000 registered ice hockey players in Canada. Over 30,000 players took part in ringette. In the summer, over 47,000 players played box lacrosse. All of these sports require the use of an ice hockey helmet.
A Government of Canada report, "Concussion and Brain Injuries in Canadian Children and Youth" states “Overall, contact sports were the most common sports and recreation-related activities with reported concussions or other Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBIs), for both sexes and age groups". Ice hockey was the most common sports and recreation-related activity with reported concussions or other TBIs among males aged 5 to 14 years. Ringette was the most common sports and recreation-related activity with reported concussions or other TBIs among females aged 10 to 19.
These statistics highlight the importance of proper helmet usage. This project focuses on using data to form applications and awareness to improve sport safety.