HitCheck, a mobile cognitive assessment tool that allows clinicians and trainers to baseline and assess athletes from anywhere, will be utilized to support all student-athletes effective immediately, The University of Portland announces.
HitCheck will allow for the University’s sports medicine team to track progress, share reports, and access a player at any time via the mobile technology, according to a news release.
University of Portland chose HitCheck as its cognitive assessment tool because of its ease of use and the value in its portability.
“We decided to make the switch over to HitCheck as opposed to other technologies because we can use it from anywhere. It’s a huge advantage to have it on our phones and not have to bring any other added equipment around with us on the sidelines, when we’re packing and on the road, and many other instances. The tech is even more valuable during COVID-19 in that we can go ahead and baseline and pre-screen these athletes from anywhere. We’re excited to be using it.”
— Portland Head Team Physician, Jamie Schlueter, MD
Mobile Cognitive Assessment
Drawing on decades of medical research, HitCheck takes standardized cognitive testing methods and translates them into short, simple mobile assessment exercises users can take immediately whenever and wherever an injury is suspected. Each test measures a specific aspect of brain performance, such as coordination, memory, reaction time, etc. Once the test is complete, HitCheck captures, records and compares these objective, quantitative results with prior performance and highlights changes in brain functions that may require additional medical attention, the release continues.
“We have about 300 athletes here at University of Portland and it’s going to be great to have a fast, reliable solution to baselining and checking in on all of them. With all of the obstacles that we’re facing health and safety-wise this year and going forward, HitCheck will simplify the process of keeping our athletes screened.”
— Portland Head Athletic Trainer, Amy Carroll
HitCheck includes baseline testing and unlimited post-injury and recovery testing for every player. This all-inclusive approach encourages regular testing to detect underlying issues and collect more comprehensive data to share with a medical practitioner, per the release.
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