According to the Journal of the American Medical Association, in a report for 2017, it was found that 1 out of 5 high school athletes (20%) received a concussion. This is a staggering statistic. Often referred to as “invisible trauma,” tremors are one of the most common sports injuries.
A large part of the problem lies not only in the lack of awareness, but also in the lack of education about how to identify a concussion and how to treat it. This is where CrashCourse becomes especially relevant.
For those who do not know concussion, according to the American Association of Neurological Surgeons:
“A brain injury that leads to a temporary loss of normal brain function. This is usually caused by a blow to the head. In many cases, there are no external signs of head injury. Many people assume that shaking is associated with loss of consciousness, but it is not. In many cases, a person with a concussion does not lose consciousness. ”
CrashCourse is divided into four parts for students:
- An interactive film that puts the viewer in the footballer’s place with a camera mounted in a helmet;
- Then, the symptom simulator will try to provide you with sensations (no harm) that allow you to experience what it feels when you have a concussion;
- After this, a virtual immersion in the brain occurs, which allows the viewer to come closer and see how it works;
Finally, the secrets of training from record holders and respected athletes will help consolidate their knowledge.
The program seems surprisingly thought out. You can see in the video above that they use both the Oculus Rift + Touch and the Google Daydream device. The scope of the program that actually occurs in VR is a bit unclear. But, it seems, it is really useful to use the technology of virtual reality.
CrashCourse was created by TeachAids, a non-profit organization supported by Stanford University research that focuses on public health education. Arkansas is the first state in the United States that, it was confirmed, began to introduce CrashCourse into its curriculum, reportedly in every high school across the state.
For more information on CrashCourse you can visit the official site.
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