Welcome to On The Mind Weekly. This week, we’ll be talking about a brief concussion test, changing attitudes in football, and a week meant to raise awareness of concussions as an important issue.
Sport Techie – Device Aims to Detect Concussion Symptoms in the Blink of an Eye
A handheld device developed by Blinktbi is meant to detect concussions using a 20-second blink reflex test. The goal for the device is to provide a quick and immediate concussion test that could recognize concussions that might have otherwise gone unnoticed, or may not have been recognized in time to prevent further injury. By helping to identify harder-to-recognize symptoms, the device would ideally reduce the likelihood of repeat injuries.
Trib Live – With danger of concussions better known, high school football programs take notice
While public perception of athletics concussions may be a fairly recent development, that doesn’t mean they only started happening within the last few years. That being said, increased perception of an issue creates pressure for things to change, so greater public awareness of concussion can lead to real tangible benefits over time. The more information is know, the more can be done, both in terms of prevention and treatment.
U.S. Soccer – U.S. Soccer, Recognize to Recover, Presented by Thorne, and ThinkTaylor Partner for Concussion Awareness Week
From September 10th to September 14th, former soccer pro Taylor Twellman’s organization ThinkTaylor will be a major part of Concussion Awareness Week, the second of these events so far. The first Concussion Awareness Week was in September 2017, and, like the original, this year’s Concussion Awareness Week will be a collaboration between a number of organizations that hope to make soccer safer and reduce future injuries.