Student Well-Being

Concussion-Prevention Video Game Launches in Arizona

By Bryan Toporek — September 05, 2013 1 min read

In partnership with the Arizona Interscholastic Association and the Arizona Cardinals, the Barrow Neurological Institute last week launched a free new concussion-prevention video game for 8- to 12-year-old student-athletes.

The game, called Barrow Brain Ball, aims to teach youth-athletes how to safely avoid collisions with other players. It will soon be available as a free download for iPhones and Android phones.

“We have developed concussion education for high school students, but until now there’s been minimal education available to youth athletes,” said Dr. Javier Cárdenas, a neurologist at the institute, in a statement. “Barrow Brain Ball is an innovative way for us to start teaching children throughout the U.S. about concussion early in age. We want them to learn how to play safe when they’re young.”

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A version of this news article first appeared in the Schooled in Sports blog.