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Test-Makers Forge Pact for Concussion Management
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 5Published in Print: October 23, 2013, as Test-Makers Forge Pact For Concussion Management