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App to help detect concussions

Shared by Ana Duarte on 2016-06-30 12:24

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Sierra was inspired by her friend, who struggled to recover from a concussion.

"I play soccer and it took her out of soccer entirely," the student explained. "She had to quit and she had really bad grades for awhile and she just had to, it took her a long time to come back from it."

Sierra partnered with Banner Concussion Center for the signs and symptoms to watch for. "They gave me a list of questions and they also gave me a bunch of symptoms," the inventor noted. "You have to ask and they gave me a list of those, they basically out-looked the medical aspect of this app”.

The coach goes through the list of general questions, for example, “what month is it?”

The teenager is now finishing developing the app, which will be available for the iPhone.

Adapted from: http://www.fox10phoenix.com/news/arizona-news/139990777-story

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Sierra Dean, born in USA, is a 10th grade student who developed an app to help coaches detect their athlete’s concussions.

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