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Do You Have a Concussion? There’s an App for That

Growing concern about concussions has led to new rules in various sports, and a new movie starring Will Smith as a crusading doctor. But concussions are not easy injuries to treat – or even diagnose. David Eagleman, a neuroscientist at Houston’s Baylor College of Medicine, has developed an iPad app called “BrainCheck.” It uses research-backed […]

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Growing concern about concussions has led to new rules in various sports, and a new movie starring Will Smith as a crusading doctor. But concussions are not easy injuries to treat – or even diagnose.

David Eagleman, a neuroscientist at Houston’s Baylor College of Medicine, has developed an iPad app called “BrainCheck.” It uses research-backed games to collect data on neurocognitive function, and is now available for download.

BrainCheck is based on simple screen games, like many apps. The seven games involve nothing more than the usual moves: swiping, tilting, or identifying colors or words. News 88.7’s Carrie Feibel tells us more.

MORE:
‘BrainCheck’ App Developed In Houston Could Provide Guidance For Athletic Concussions (News 88.7, Jan. 7, 2016)
The Brain: Houston Neuroscientist Discusses His New PBS Series (Houston Matters, Oct. 14, 2015)

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