Impakt Protective is an Ottawa company on the cutting edge of injury prevention.

The company has invented a sensor for helmets which detects and records impact to the head.

It is new technology that could lead to a change in the way coaches and physicians detect concussions.

The invention is called the Shockbox.

Co-founder Scott Clark says an early detection system could have saved his son from a concussion.

"I wish I had this for my own kid. I would have felt better assessing him when he came to the bench."

The goal is to make this technology relatively cheap so it is accessible to everyone.

The inventors are aiming at less than $100 per sensor.

With a report from CTV Ottawa's John Hua