As K-12 athletic directors oversee another season of high school football, the safety of student athletes becomes a primary concern. Now, thanks to innovative software from the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC), high school trainers might no longer have to rely on the word of a player to determine whether an athlete has a concussion or is ready to return to the field.

Over the last decade, the UPMC Center for Sports Medicine's concussion program has developed a computer program that could take the guesswork out of diagnosing a concussion.


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