App for smart phones helps diagnose concussions

A physician at the University of North Carolina has teamed with other head-trauma researchers to develop an app (application) for mobile devices that helps determine whether someone may have suffered a concussion. You can see the iPhone app here.The AP reports that Jason Mihalik of UNC’s brain injury research center joined Justin Smith of Psychological Assessment Resources Inc. and the Children’s National Medical Center in developing the” application.

“Smith says it’s the first observer-based concussion app.

“After the user answers a series of questions, the app determines the likelihood of a concussion and can email information to a doctor.

“Mihalik said that the basis for the app’s question flow comes from materials provided by the Centers for Disease Control.”

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