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.
A version of this article appeared in the October 09, 2013 edition of Education Week as Test-Makers Forge Pact For Concussion Management