Concussion software

Sports AT Software

Objective baseline and return-to-play concussion assessments with Sports AT™.

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Description

Concussion Assessments with Sports AT

Sports AT™ software automates a set of standardized test protocols that are typically used as part of a comprehensive concussion assessment program:

  • Balance Error Scoring System (BESS) developed by researchers at the University of North Carolina for objective baseline and post-concussion balance testing.
  • Sport Concussion Assessment Tool - 3rd edition (SCAT3™) from the Concussion in Sports Group (CIGS) to evaluate injured athletes for concussion and collect post-event neurocognitive data.

Performing one of the stances of the BESS test on the MobileMat.Performing one of the stances of the BESS test on the MobileMat.

These software protocols ensure that athletes are always being tested using exactly the same criteria, regardless of the experience of the tester. In addition, athletic trainers, team physicians and treating physicians have the peace of mind and confidence that they can meaningfully compare and trend their athlete/patient's scores to their baselines even over multiple seasons, and multiple testers.

Sports AT software uses Tekscan’s pressure measurement platforms to automatically calculate the scores. The software runs on the following pressure measurement mats:

  • MatScan® - Our traditional low-profile pressure measurement mat which is available in different scanning speeds.
  • MobileMat® - Our newest mat offering, the durable platform and enclosed electronics make these mat options highly portable with minimal set up time.

Key Features

  • Ability to test an unlimited number of athletes with results conveniently stored in a centralized database.
  • Implementation of widely accepted test protocols - a requirement of the NCAA
  • PDF reports of the subject’s test results and history are generated on demand
  • Automatic scoring of balance errors during various stances of the test eliminates inter-and intra-rater variability
  • Easy-to-use, no clinical expertise needed to operate the system or complete the protocols
  • One time purchase price for an unlimited number of tests, subjects and testers
  • No annual subscription fees
  • For added flexibility and convenience, Sports AT may be controlled through an Android or Apple mobile application

Baseline BESS Testing with Sports AT

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 Sports AT 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 (link is external) to read the abstract. 

Software

Consistent Testing - Athlete to Athlete, Season to Season, Team to Team

BESS Test ScreenshotBESS Test Screenshot

  • Intuitive software walks you through the BESS test, step by step
  • Order of stances can be set or randomized by the user
  • Timeline indicates when the balance errors occurred

SCAT3 Test ScreenshotSCAT3 Test Screenshot

  • Intuitive software walks you through each step of the SCAT3™ interview and data collection process
  • No added charge for the SCAT3 protocol in Sports AT

Sports AT SCAT3 ReportSports AT SCAT3 Report

  • PDF report of the subject’s test results are generated in the CISG approved SCAT3 format on demand

Key Software Features

  • Performs objective, consistent and reliable balance error scoring independent of the tester's training and experience
  • Simple, intuitive, easy-to-use software
  • Streamlines the BESS testing process
  • No clinical expertise or special training is required to operate the software
  • Generates powerful, focused reports with the software
  • Validated by researchers at the University of Delaware

Systems

Compatible Platforms

Sports AT™ Software runs on the following Tekscan pressure measurement mats:

  • MatScan® - Our traditional low-profile pressure measurement mat which is available in different scanning speeds.
  • MobileMat® - Our newest mat offering, the durable platform and enclosed electronics make these mat options highly portable with minimal set up time.

Please refer to the platform pages for more information and mat specifications.