Following on the success of CrashCourse Football, ​TeachAids is beginning development of Multi-Sport Concussion Education. The first step is the recent release of the CrashCourse Brain Fly-Through​, in collaboration with ​USA Archery, USA Artistic Swimming, USA Baseball, USA Bobsled & Skeleton,​ ​USA Cycling, USA Diving, USA Fencing, USA Field Hockey, USA Football, USA Gymnastics, USA Hockey, US Lacrosse, US Ski & Snowboard, US Speedskating, USA Taekwondo, USA Triathlon and USA Wrestling.

“It’s exciting to see leadership across our USOPC national governing bodies working together to embrace evidence-based education to make our sports safer. With its 10-year history of developing world-class products, TeachAids has once again produced groundbreaking and compelling content to further health education.”

— Dr Michael Stuart, Professor of Orthopedics and Sports Medicine at Mayo Clinic and Chief Medical and Safety Officer for USA Hockey

Using technology from ​Stanford University’s Neurosurgical Simulation and Virtual Reality Center​, world mountain biking champion Kate Courtney takes the viewer on a journey through the human brain. Featuring dramatic race footage coupled with Courtney’s own personal concussion experience, this fly-through emphasizes the importance of reporting one’s head injury immediately, a media release from TeachAids explains.

“It was an honor to participate in this CrashCourse production. I’ve been waiting for the right opportunity to share my personal experiences, with the hope of helping others.

— Kate Courtney

Researchers and clinical experts in concussion and curriculum development developed the educational software. These groups worked closely together to better understand and evaluate the common stigma that has grown in the public perception of concussions, and helped create effective interactive content for athletes, parents and coaches.

“The CrashCourse team consists of leading advisors across the medical field working to take the latest science and transform it into knowledge for our sports community. This product serves as an effective resource to understanding the complexities of the human brain and why promptly reporting injuries is so important.”

— Dr​ ​Josh Bloom, Team Physician for the Carolina Hurricanes, USA Baseball and Sports Medicine Physician with the Carolina Sports Concussion Clinic​

The CrashCourse Brain Fly-Through will be distributed to 10,000+ schools across the United States via a special partnership with the ​Stanford Program on International and Cross-Cultural Education​. It will also be used by CrashCourse partners including the ​Brain Injury Association of America​, the ​National Interscholastic Cycling Association​ and the ​Headway Foundation​.

The ​CrashCourse Brain Fly-Through​ can also be accessed online as a ​standard video​ and in ​virtual reality​. The next product in the Multi-Sport Concussion Education Suite will be the Symptoms Story Wall, an interactive database that includes hundreds of personal narratives from those impacted by this invisible injury.

[Source: TeachAids]

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