Student athletes and trainers from eight archdiocesan high schools recently took part in a project to study concussions in young people.
The participants from Father Judge, St. Hubert’s, Bishop Shanahan, Archbishop Wood, West Catholic Preparatory, Lansdale Catholic, Archbishop Carroll and Roman Catholic high schools completed a week-long program Aug. 29 at Bishop Shanahan High School with researchers from the University of Notre Dame. They are developing voice analysis software that will assist doctors and athletic trainers in recognizing concussions.
During the program students participated in testing by completing a series of verbal and cognitive tasks. Their results will serve as a baseline for researchers. If a student participating in the study sustains a concussion he or she will repeat the same tests, and the results will be compared to their original baseline. (Photos by Sarah Webb)
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