Introducing HITIQ Smart Mouthguards

Available to junior and amateur sports

Exclusive to Bupa Dental Care practices

After a successful trial in 2021, Bupa Dental Care has partnered with HITIQ to make ‘smart mouthguards’ that monitor head impacts available to junior and amateur sports players Australia-wide. This is the first-time hi-tech mouthguard technology has been made available to junior and amateur athletes in Australia.

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As many as 50% of concussions may go unreported

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Concussions account for 90% of all traumatic brain injuries in kids

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25% of childhood concussions come from playing sport

How it works

Sensors within the HITIQ mouthguard detect head impacts, which are collated and assessed. After game play, alerts are sent to your HITIQ app – alerting you to any head impacts detected by the mouthguard.

Help protect them from the sidelines with a HitIQ smart mouthguard.

What’s Included:

  • HITIQ Smart Mouthguard
  • Charging case and cables
  • HITIQ App
  • User guide
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Fitting

A 3D scan is taken of a player’s mouth by a clinician.
Using the scan, a custom-fit mouthguard is created and embedded with data sensors which are then calibrated.
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Connecting

You can download the HITIQ app on any mobile running Android 10.0 and above or iOS 15 and above.
The mobile needs to be connected to a data plan and within network coverage for the app to work.
What’s included
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Playing

The HITIQ mouthguard assesses and classifies any head impacts registered using proprietary algorithms.*
The data is then synced to the HITIQ mobile app via Bluetooth for viewing after training sessions and games.

Play it safer with head impact alerts

Combining a head impact surveillance system with a custom-fit mouthguard, the HITIQ smart mouthguard provides you with data to help protect players 12 years and over from effects of head impacts during contact sports.

Sensors within the HITIQ mouthguard detect head impacts, which are collated and assessed. After game play, alerts are sent to your HITIQ app – alerting you to any head impacts detected by the mouthguard.

“We trialled the mouthguards with the Wests Bulldogs Junior Rugby Club and the results were overwhelmingly positive with parents and coaches reporting greater peace of mind following game-day collisions.

“We’re proud to be the first dental network to offer the HITIQ mouthguards to all Australians to help encourage participation in community sport by making it a safer experience.”

DR DWAYNE CROMBIE

Managing Director of Health Services, Bupa

Our clinics are open everyday from 8am.

*Data registered by the HITIQ smart mouthguard is not 100% accurate in all circumstances, and is affected by factors including the quality of input data. Specifically, there can be no guarantee that the HITIQ smart mouthguard and/or application will identify all potential head injury risks for any given user. The user accepts all risks associated with reliance upon any data registered by the HITIQ smart mouthguard and/or transmitted to, or made available through the application. The HITIQ smart mouthguard and/or application does not provide medical services, and users are advised to seek medical attention where appropriate.

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Frequently Asked Questions
What if I don't have all the required information to complete a form?

If you do not have all the required information such as a Medicare card number, you will need to contact your practice's administration staff in-person or by calling them on 9221 2777 (Perth City) 9409 3619 (Kingsway) so they can advise you of how to proceed.

What if I don't know how to get the information I need?

If you're unsure how to get the information you need to complete the form, you will need to contact your practice's administration staff in-person or by calling them on 9221 2777 (Perth City) or 9409 3619 (Kingsway) so they can advise you of how to proceed.

Why can’t I submit my form?

There may be outstanding required fields that you need to answer before submitting your form. You should see each field that requires an answer in a red box at the bottom of your form. Once you have answered all fields, if a signature is required, you must sign your signature electronically using your mouse or fingers in the box provided.

If you are still unable to complete the form, you can fill out the form on paper at the clinic before your appointment.

I’ve already submitted this form, do I need to do it again?

If you have already submitted this form to your practice, you do not need to complete the form again. If you're unsure whether the practice received your form submission, we suggest contacting the practice directly by calling them on 9221 2777 (Perth City) 9409 3619 (Kingsway) to ask them directly.

Still have more questions?
Contact our reception team for more information
9221 2777 (Perth City)
9409 3619 (Kingsway)