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This software will help assess potential player concussions at the Super Bowl

This software will help assess potential player concussions at the Super Bowl

Source: GeekWire

X2’s software, used by the NFL, NHL, MLS, and the Department of Defense, is quite robust and packs a serious amount of concussion protocol tools to help medical teams more effectively monitor impact events and coordinate return to activity. The software is designed to be specific for individual players and allows teams to conduct baseline tests before potential concussion impacts happen, which ultimately helps clinicians assess each individual more effectively. “This is helping them make more sound judgments in real time,” said Phil Heywood, an X2 advisor who also serves as Sports Program Manager and Athletic Training Manager at Seattle Children’s.

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