MILWAUKEE, WI (WHDH) – A new app with a symptom checklist aims to help coaches identify concussions.
The app was designed by the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and the Medical College of Wisconsin. Project Manager Dustin Hahn said he has two children, including a son who plays football, and he wants to help get information into people’s hands. He said the app is geared towards parents and coaches.
“I was a volunteer football coach and I thought that this symptom checklist would be a great idea to help out the youth football coaches who don’t have daily access to trainers,” said Adam Pfaller, a clinical research assistant at the Medical College of Wisconsin.
Pfaller and brain injury researcher Jen Hill put together the app’s symptom checklist. Users rank how severe the symptoms are, using a number system. The app also helps track symptoms day-by-day and offers stages for players getting back into action.