Michigan High Schools Begin Concussion Trial Using XLNTbrain Sport™
Through the Michigan High School Athletic Association (MHSAA), 30 schools and 10,000 student-athletes will participate in a concussion trial, using XLNTbrain Sport™, in this 2015-16 school year.
Jack Roberts, executive director of MHSAA, introduced the initiative during an instructional video for participating school officials.
“Under MHSAA protocols, the initial removal from play decisions at school-managed venues are made by school-designated personnel. There are not enough medical professionals to cover all the venues where school sports practices occur for all levels of all sports,” he said. “During the 2015-16 school year, the MHSAA is orchestrating two pilot programs that have the overall objective of bringing more attention to the critically important removal from play process and subsequent reporting and record keeping.”
Commencing in early August, athletes from the pilot schools will be entered into the XLNTbrain Sport™ system to begin the concussion awareness education process that complies with state law. The athletes will then take an advanced concussion baseline test that can be used to assess impairment of brain function after a potential injury, and can be used to help with return to game play decisions.