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Thursday, February 11, 2016

Virtual Reality (VR) App To Simulate Concussion

This Virtual Reality App Will Show You What It's Like to Have a Concussion

Adario Strange | February 9, 2016

Sunday's Super Bowl is already a distant memory for some, but for family members of an athlete aspiring to one day make it to the big game, recent concerns related to chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) in sports continue to loom large.
Major movies like Concussion, starting Will Smith, turned the relatively niche issue of CTE into a mainstream debate over whether it's safe to allow your children to play sports like football given what we now know.
Now, in an attempt to address some of the ongoing concerns around concussions in football, a team from the University of Arizona has created a virtual reality app called BrainGainz.

BrainGainz VR app lets NCAA players ‘experience’ and avoid damages of concussions. Source:

<more at; related links: (UA-Built Concussion App in NCAA Competition. Sports-related concussions are now part of the national conversation, and a team of UA researchers — including football players Jason Sweet and Scooby Wright — is teaching athletes to recognize and report the signs. February 5, 2016) and (Mind Matters Challenge research winners announced. Eight schools present research plans focused on changing concussion culture. February 5, 2016)>

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