This is an excerpt from an article that was originally published at cbc.ca on August 16, 2017. Read the full text here.
The British Columbia Hockey League will be employing a new app this season to help detect concussions in players.
The 16-to-20-year-old players on the Junior A hockey league’s 17 teams will take baseline tests before the start of the 2017-18 season that will be managed with the HeadCheck app, designed by a group of UBC kinesiology PhD students.
Whenever a player is suspected of having a concussion, the team’s medical staff can instantly compare their current status with earlier baseline tests.