Published Online: October 22, 2013
Published in Print: October 23, 2013, as Test-Makers Forge Pact For Concussion Management

News in Brief

Test-Makers Forge Pact for Concussion Management

Article Tools
  • PrintPrinter-Friendly
  • EmailEmail Article
  • ReprintReprints
  • CommentsComments

Two major developers of concussion-management tools have announced a partnership that could expand the way youth-athletes are evaluated for head injuries.

ImPACT Applications Inc., the developer of the ImPACT neurocognitive test, and the maker of the King-Devick Test have partnered to "promote a multidimensional approach to assessing concussions in athletes," according to the announcement this month.

The ImPACT test aims to guide return-to-play decisions by measuring a student-athlete's "baseline" during the preseason of his or her sport. The King-Devick Test helps guide remove-from- or return-to-play decisions right on the sideline. Neither is necessarily 100 percent accurate. The hope is that the combination of tests will improve reliability.

Vol. 33, Issue 09, Page 5

Related Stories
You must be logged in to leave a comment. Login |  Register
Ground Rules for Posting
We encourage lively debate, but please be respectful of others. Profanity and personal attacks are prohibited. By commenting, you are agreeing to abide by our user agreement.
All comments are public.

Back to Top Back to Top

Most Popular Stories

Viewed

Emailed

Commented