Wednesday 26 October 2016

Concussion app to aid response

Published 20/10/2015 | 02:30

George Hook launches the app
George Hook launches the app

We are becoming increasingly aware of the dangers of concussion in sport and everyday life. But how do we react?

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Brain injury specialists Acquired Brain Injury Ireland (ABI Ireland) have now launched a new free app on concussion.

It is designed for use on a smartphone and is aimed at helping coaches, team physicians, parents and other qualified healthcare professionals recognise and respond to a concussed player following a knock to the head.

It can be used to consider the likelihood of a concussion through an assessment that helps evaluate concussion signs and symptoms.

The name of the app is Concussion Smart and it is available to download for free from the iTunes App Store.

Parents, coaches and even players themselves are advised they should never disregard seeking medical advice following a hit to the head.

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