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HHITT for concussion evaluation and management
  1. Nash Anderson1,
  2. Reidar P Lystad2
  1. 1Farnham Chiropractic Wellness Centre, Farnham, Surrey, UK
  2. 2Macquarie University, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
  1. Correspondence to Dr Reidar P Lystad, Macquarie University, Sydney, NSW 2109, Australia; reidar.lystad{at}mq.edu.au

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Name of the mobile application

HHITT (Handheld Head Injury Treatment Tool).

Category of the mobile application

Sports medicine, Health and Fitness.

Platform

Requires iOS 6.0 or later or Android 4.1 and later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.

Cost

Free.

About the app

Concussion stories are now endemic in mainstream media. Multimillion dollar class action lawsuits have been filed against sport governing bodies such as the National Football League and the National Hockey League, to name but two. Young athletes are retiring from sport because of persistent postconcussion symptoms, while some retired athletes are dying prematurely from neurodegenerative diseases or suicide.1 ,2 It is no surprise, therefore, that concussion evaluation and management standards have been raised in recent years. Although concussion protocols have been implemented in some sports, in particular at the elite levels, there is good reason to believe that there is considerable variation in the standard of care of many concussed athletes. Younger athletes and amateur athletes are at risk of receiving suboptimal or inadequate care.

It is hoped that new technologies such as smartphone apps will help to improve the standard of …

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