A new app developed by the New York University Langone Medical Center aims to help concussion patients better track symptoms and recovery efforts via a daily task program that monitors ailments, provides mental aptitude exercises and reminds patients to complete a daily 6-minute walk.
The center's Concussion Center research team is launching a study using the app and is hopeful results will provide deeper knowledge on concussion events and how to best treat the injury, according to an announcement.
The NYU Langone Concussion Tracker App integrates with Apple's ResearchKit, and researchers stress it is not a tool for diagnosis. Instead it has a larger goal to catch cases where the initial injury caused a persistent problem that must be addressed. Announcement