New App Can Diagnose A Concussion
Medical experts developed an app for investigating the signs and symptoms of a suspected concussion.
A new app for the iPhone and iPad can help determine whether a person is suffering from a concussion. Developed by Dr. Jason Mihalik of the University of North Carolina’s brain injury research center, and Dr. Justin Smith of the Children’s National Medical Center, the Concussion Recognition & Response app involves a short checklist that can be used to decide whether the person needs to seek medical attention in under 5 minutes.
The app guides users through a series of questions and can email the information to a doctor. It provides home symptom monitoring for post-injury follow-up, can track recovery to share with health care providers, and records the GPS location of each incident of documentation.