Journal Article


Brian Caulfield
Fion Büttner
Cailbhe Doherty
William Johnston


Computer Science

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Wearable sensing and mobile devices: the future of post-concussion monitoring? (2017)

Abstract In the past decade, concussion has received large amounts of attention in public, medical and research circles. While our understanding of the nature and management of concussion has greatly improved, there are still major limitations which need to be addressed surrounding the identification of the injury, determining when an individual is safe to return to normal activity, and what factors may contribute to the development of post-concussion syndrome (PCS).The current model of concussion management involves a triage evaluation in the acute stage of injury, focusing on the classic signs and symptoms of concussion. Next, the clinician attempts to evaluate key components of cerebral function through clinical symptom evaluation, and traditional assessments of motor and neurocognitive function [1]. The development of the sports concussion assessment tool (SCAT) saw a massive leap forward in the strategies employed in the management of concussion, as it acknowledged the multifactorial nature of concussion, and provided a standardised means for clinicians to assess the many domains of cerebral function [2]. While these methods have demonstrated some promise in the acute stage, they are not designed for serial monitoring (particularly in instances where PCS develops) [3], and provide us with very little clinically relevant information that can assist clinicians in the return to learn/ sport/ performance process.
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Brian Caulfield, Fion Büttner, Cailbhe Doherty, William Johnston

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Brian Caulfield
University College Dublin
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Cailbhe Doherty
University College Dublin
Total Publications: 45
William Johnston
University College Dublin
Total Publications: 19