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Concussion in sport: What you need to know

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A concussion – or minor traumatic brain injury – is a temporary disturbance in the brain’s functioning as a result of a blow, bump or jolt to the head or body. A common cause of concussion is trauma during a professional or recreational sport that can leave athletes with symptoms including headache, fatigue, dizziness, inability to concentrate or forgetfulness. 


Given the difficulty in identifying concussion and the risks of continuing to play once one has been sustained, the NIHR Brain Injury Medtech Co-operative and its team of researchers have developed a variety of technological solutions currently used in motorsports and rugby to assess and treat concussion effectively.


What happens after a sports-related concussion? What are the symptoms? How can concussion be evaluated and treated promptly? These are some of the questions that the NIHR Brain Injury MIC is trying to answer through a variety of technologies currently used in Race Sports and Rugby

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Age: Adults, Young Adults 12 – 18
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Theme: Health
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