Per a Newswise press release we are pleased to help spread the word about a new concussion assessment system being used at the University of Alberta in Canada.
Called ImPACT, short for Immediate Post-Concussion Assessment and Cognitive Testing, this computerized system combines memory and motor skill tests to help determine when the brain has sufficiently recovered from a traumatic injury.
The importance of detecting and properly treating a traumatic head injury immediately after it is sustained can’t be stressed enough. While the word “concussion” is often casually thrown around by athletes, it shouldn’t be taken lightly. Any impact to the head can have serious consequences, many of which are long term.