A researcher at the University of Montreal has created an app that aims to standardize how concussions are managed.
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Developed by professor Dave Ellemberg and his team, the free CerveauSport app allows its users to document their concussion symptoms as they heal and return to the playing field, and to improve communication between all the different parties concerned with a player's concussion, said Ellemberg.
He said it would also help prevent student athletes from getting back to the game too soon after being injured.
Nearly half of amateur and professional athletes are at risk of concussion each sports season, and the risk of further injury increases with each movement following the concussion-causing impact.
The protocol, currently only in French, is available on the website for the University of Montreal's centre for the treatment of concussions.