New tool for diagnosis help on the field
Pick up your phone and use an app to answer a series of questions to determine the chances that a player has actually suffered a concussion. The questions used come directly from the Centers for Disease Control. The Concussion Assessment & Response app is available for purchase in the iTunes App store for $4.99, has a list of symptoms that will help in the decision to remove a player from a game or seek medical attention. In fact, it has a “Return to Play” feature that helps you decide when the player should return to practice and games. Another feature offers the capability contact a doctor if further medical advice is needed.
The app was designed by Jason Mihalik of the Traumatic Brain Injury Research Center at UNC-Chapel Hill and Justin Smith of the Psychological Assessment Resources.