Explore the Benefits of These Head Injury Apps
Advancements in technology are changing the way medical professionals, sports players, and parents approach head injuries. Today, several cost-effective apps help with concussion recognition, head injury prevention, and therapy after sustaining an injury. The data collected empowers individuals to take control of their own health and gives medical professionals the information they need to advance the treatment field. Check out some of our favorite head injury apps:
- Concussion Recognition & Response. This app is available for Apple and Android devices. It gives individuals, parents, and coaches the ability to identify the likelihood of a concussion and take action immediately after an incident. It will send email reports of symptoms to parents and professionals, and track information about the location of an incident. In the aftermath of a concussion, physicians often recommend close monitoring. The app also enables caretakers to track symptoms over a period of time and understand the timeframe for recovery.
- MedZam Concussion. This assessment application is available for free in the iTunes store. It gives individuals, coaches, and athletes a way to evaluate the possibility of a concussion and when to seek medical attention. It also includes support materials for those who want to avoid sustaining a concussion and those recovering from one.
- Concussion Quick Check. This app is available for Apple and Android devices. The American Academy of Neurology developed this simple and free tool for assessing the likelihood of a concussion. The application features lists of common signs and symptoms, when to stop playing sports, tips for recovery, and when/how to take action if you believe you have suffered a concussion. If needed, users also can access the “Find a Neurologist” feature to secure specialized support.
- CDC HEADS UP Concussion and Helmet Safety App. Unlike other concussion-checking apps, this educational app takes self-care a step further with support for several types of brain injuries and helmet-fitting advice for different sports. Android and iPhone users can download the app for free. The CDC is currently running a HEADS UP campaign to raise awareness about concussions. The website contains additional information for school workers, coaches, parents, and others.
- Barrow Brainball. Give sports players a fun and easy way to learn how to avoid colliding with others using this interactive app available for Android and iPhone devices. Dr. Javier Cardenas, brain injury expert at the Barrow Neurological Institute in Phoenix, designed the tool to teach young children how to avoid sustaining a concussion while playing sports. Gamification of the educational concept often improves retention in young players.
- Constant Therapy. For those who suffer from concussions or other serious brain injuries, Constant Therapy focuses on speech, learning, and other rehabilitation skills in the aftermath of an accident. Users complete tasks to gain skills and move through the game-like interface. The app is helpful for accident victims of all ages, and records performance clinicians can use to tailor treatment plans. Users can download the app from iTunes, Google Play, and Amazon.
- Shockbox. This is a high-tech, sensor-based app. Shockbox enables sports players to insert a sensor into their helmets and then track real-time impacts via a smartphone app. Schools and individuals use tools like Shockbox and other sensor-based units to monitor and protect athletes during practice and games. When used in conjunction with concussion identification and response technology, this tool can prevent and minimize the impacts of concussions.
Concussions and other head injuries can destroy a person’s quality of life. For people of all ages, a fast response time can make a significant difference in the long-term effects of a concussion or other brain injury. Use these tools for awareness, prevention, and monitoring to reduce the likelihood of a serious brain injury. If you or a loved one has experienced a head injury, contact the Phoenix brain injury attorneys at Cullan & Cullan to get the compensation you deserve.