HeadCheck Health wants to minimize the damage of concussions in sports.
The app, created by UBC PhD student Harrison Brown and UBC MBA graduate Kerry Costello, aims to help coachers properly assess concussions in real-time.
Developed in partnership with Ineo Growth Strategizers, HeadCheck uses a patent-pending balance sensor, which is held in a lightweight headband, allowing for an immediate assessment of a potential head injury.
Currently, 31 Canadian sports teams are using HeadCheck, and sales of the product will begin in February.
With concussion awareness on the rise—look no further than the movie Concussion starring Will Smith released in December—the launch of the app is well-timed and no doubt incredibly important as the true dangers of repeated brain trauma come to light.