iPhone app an aid in diagnosing concussions

Walkinshaw, Erin
October 2011
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;10/4/2011, Vol. 183 Issue 14, pE1047
Academic Journal
The article reports on the availability of a new iPhone application called Concussion Recognition and Response which provides sports coaches and parents a way to identify possible concussions on sports enthusiasts. It notes that the application will serve as an effective tool in recognizing suspected concussion, particularly in the absence of trained medical professionals. Dr. Laura Purcell of Canadian Paediatric Society claims that unrecognized concussion can lead to life-threatening cases.


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