The HeadCheck app is customized for use by licensed medical professionals to perform gold-standard concussion assessments and for non-medical professionals such as safety personnel and supervisors to document suspected concussions. That information can be easily shared with medical professionals to assist in their evaluation and diagnosis of a concussion.
HeadCheck is not a tool to be used for self-diagnosis or for non-medical professionals to diagnose concussions. It is recommended that when a medical professional is not present, all athletes suspected of a concussion should be removed from play and sent to a medical professional to complete a full assessment and make a diagnosis based on their clinical judgment.
HeadCheck meets top line Health Privacy requirements in Canada and the United States (PIPEDA & HIPAA) guaranteeing your data remains private and secure. Test information can be securely shared with health care professionals by encrypted email through the app.
Note: HeadCheck should not be used as a substitute for clinical judgment and should not be used solely to make or exclude the diagnosis of concussion in absence of clinical judgment. Return-to-play should always be determined by a qualified medical professional, as an athlete may have a concussion even if scores present as normal.
This test is designed for athletes aged 13+. For tests you wish to complete on athletes under the age of 13, please perform the Child SCAT, which you can find at this link: http://bjsm.bmj.com/content/47/5/263.full.pdf