App available to spot the symptoms of a concussion - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

App available to spot the symptoms of a concussion

In the height of high school football season, there's a new tool to help coaches and parents quickly spot the signs and symptoms of a concussion. It's an app created by the Psychological Test Publishing Company. Justin Smith explains how it works.

"Are they vomiting?  Balance problems or dizziness?  Fatigue or feeling tired?  Blurry or double vision? Sensitivity to light or noise? Numbness or tingling?"

The app shows you the 12 danger signs that need emergency attention. There's a button built in to call 911. You can save all of your information into your profile and follow instructions to know what do next.  Also, you can take a picture of the person.  There is critical information to access before assuming someone is okay and returns to play. The Concussion Recognition and Response app costs around four dollars.   A portion of the proceeds are donated to concussion research.

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