iPad helps athletes, trainers detect and assess concussion injuries
The "Your Verse" section of Apple's web site - part of its ad campaign for the iPad Air - has been updated with a new section about how the iPad is being used to detect concussion injuries in athletes and help their trainers assess when they're ready to play again. Apple:
There is no typical recovery from concussion. And it’s not always clear when a full recovery has occurred. So as injured athletes progress, trainers like Cruickshank are with them every step of the way, monitoring their performance with C3 Logix on iPad. Typically, he tests them every five to six days. Because all the data collected on iPad is stored by the app, Cruickshank can share a complete picture of the athletes’ progress with doctors, parents, and coaches. That makes it much easier to judge when it’s safe for an athlete to return to action. St. Edward hockey coach Troy Gray says that seeing the persuasive test data is making his athletes more likely to cooperate with treatment and requested breaks from play.
C3 Logix uses the built-in accelerometer and gyroscopic data to test the athlete's reflexes, along with questions and tests to check out cognitive ability. Not only can trainers, coaches and medical staff keep track of how players recover, but the players can see for themselves how they're recovering from injury. Pretty cool!
Are you an athlete? Do you use any similar technology? What do you think of the iPad being used to help assess sports-related concussion injuries? Let me know in the comments.