Hockey Canada has developed applications for mobile phones to help coaches, players and parents learn about something science is making obvious: Concussions are a big deal, and no longer something players can afford to shrug off. The applications — or apps, as the kids say — were officially launched on Thursday.“We’re hopeful that the coaches will have it on the bench, players will watch it in dressing rooms,” Hockey Canada president Bob Nicholson said.
Hockey Canada does not have concrete data on the number of youth players who suffer a concussion in a given season. “We just know that it is happening a lot,” Nicholson said.
The apps — one for adults, another for children — are free to download. It cost Hockey Canada more than $250,000 to develop, from the apps to the associated website and the information contained therein.
The apps offer tips on concussion prevention, symptom diagnosis, return to play guidelines and even maps to the nearest hospital. “If a player is concussed, we want him to be diagnosed,” Nicholson said. from: nationalpost.com
Great idea, to help protect yourself and your family!