Kestrel To Attend NATA Expo
Every summer, there are headlines about athletes succumbing to illness or even death from the serious effects of heat stress. Last week, the story of 19-year-old KSU football player, Tyler Heintz, ended in tragedy when his heat-related injuries proved fatal.
Preventing exertional heat stress in athletics has become an important responsibility of many athletic trainers, coaches and other sports-related healthcare providers. During every athletic endeavor, from little league to professional sports, lives depend on accurate measurement of environmental conditions.
The Kestrel line of Heat Stress Trackers are rugged, accurate heat index and Wet Bulb Globe Temperature (WBGT) monitors used to easily access key environmental data to make informed decisions and prevent heat-related injuries and incidents.
The Korey Stringer Institute (KSI) at the University of Connecticut is dedicated to providing research, education, and advocacy on optimizing safety and preventing sudden death from heat stress in athletics. Kestrel is a partner with KSI in working together to promote the prevention of sudden death in sport via health and safety initiatives.
Stop by the Kestrel booth #3027 at NATA to enter the Passport Program for a chance to win prizes. Giveaways include Kestrel units, NFL autographed memorabilia, Gatorade prize bundles, and much more.
To learn more about the Kestrel line of Heat Stress Trackers and how these meters can help to prevent injury and illness, check out the video below.
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