Heads Up app designed to teach about symptoms of a concussion

Need to know the signs of a concussion or other traumatic brain injury? Bet you could
guess that there’s an app for that.

The Heads Up app is an interactive way to keep track of the signs that your child may
have suffered a concussion during football or a bad fall down the stairs. If the
app warns you that your child may have a problem, you should immediately seek
medical attention. If you believe the child’s injury may be caused by negligence or
someone else’s actions, the next stop you need to make is to talk with a brain injury
attorney at Kirkendall Dwyer LLP.

The app is related to the educational website HeadsUpParents.org, which gives
information such as Brain Injury Basics, the definition of a concussion and recovery.
Safety tips are available regarding bikes, car seats, helmets, sports, playgrounds and
when the youngsters are at home. The app and the website also gives tips on choosing
a good helmet and the site offers a way to create customized PDFs to distribute at a
child’s school.

The information doesn’t just consist of canned statistics either; according to the website,
pointers come from pro athletes and concussion experts and parents can also get
advice from “real-life teens and their parents.” A resource center offers a variety of
videos that can be watched online or from your smartphone.

The app and the website were created through a grant given by the Centers for Disease
Control Foundation to the National Operating Committee on Standards for Athletic
Equipment.

Though the app and the website offer a good way for parents to keep the safety of their
children in mind, remember that no technology can take the place of a doctor’s visit. If
you have any questions about the legal ramifications of a brain injury case involving
your child, contact Kirkendall Dwyer LLP today.

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