Mobile-phone app helps diagnose concussions

After the user answers a series of questions, the app determines the likelihood of a concussion and can eMail info to a doctor.

Need to know if it’s safe for a student athlete to return to the game after suffering a blow to the head? There’s an app for that.

The next tool in the campaign against concussions might be your smart phone: A doctor at the University of North Carolina has teamed with other head-trauma researchers to develop an application for mobile devices that helps determine whether someone might have suffered a concussion.

Jason Mihalik of UNC’s brain injury research center joined Justin Smith of Psychological Assessment Resources Inc. and the Children’s National Medical Center in developing the program.…Read More