With an estimated 4-5 million concussions occurring annually nationwide Tekscan recognized the need for a reliable, validated return-to-play solution utilizing standardized protocols and tests essential in protecting the health of athletes.
SportsAT™ Software was developed to provide quick and easy concussion analysis utilizing two industry standard protocols:
The software uses Tekcan's pressure measurement platforms to automatically calculate the score or balance errors committed during the BESS test while standing on the platform. Testers are guided through an automated version of the SCAT3 which automatically generates a report in the approved CISG format.
Athletic trainers, team physicians and treating physicians can be confident they are getting fast, reliable, accurate and consistent data. In addition, clinicians can conduct a comprehensive concussion assessment program which provides objective baseline and return-to-play concussion assessments.
The SportsAT™ Software works with Tekscan's pressure measurement platforms to automatically calculate the balance errors (or scores). Learn more about the different platform options that are available.
Download the concussion application flyer to learn more!
Researchers, Jaclyn Caccese and Thomas Kaminski, at the University of Delaware compared traditional observational BESS testing to Tekscan's automated BESS module included in the SportsAT™ Software.
Using 111 NCAA Division-I student-athletes, three trained observers compared observational scores to those automatically calculated using Tekscan's BESS software module for the six stances. Tekscan's automated BESS module was found to be in good agreement with scores from the traditional method. Click here to read the abstract.
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