The Difficulty in Monitoring Concussions
Each year 1.7 million people sustain a traumatic brain injury in the U.S. These injuries contribute to a substantial number of deaths and cases of permanent disability. Specifically these injuries are more common in athletes engaged in physical sports. The treatment and monitoring of head trauma in athletes is a complicated and demanding process requiring continuous monitoring by a physician. There is a need for a technology that can organize and manage the care of athletes recovering from brain injuries.
App for Monitoring Concussion Recovery
There is now an app that can monitor and manage the care for athletes recovering from concussions. This app utilizes the standard BRAIN protocol used by physicians to assess the severity and recovery of brain injury patients. There is now a platform that enables the long term monitoring of athletes recovering from concussions.
Applications and Advantages
- Concussion recovery monitoring for athletes
- Maintains records for health care providers for each patient
- Manages responses to BRAIN protocol
- Assists in assessment of patient’s recovery status from concussions