The Concussion Baseline Program provides FREE baseline assessments to local schools, community programs and sports clubs. This program is made possible by generous donations from FNI supporters who seek to further its mission of prevention, early diagnosis, care and cure of neurological diseases, disorders and injuries.
|Why Baseline Assessments?
A baseline test is a test performed by a trained healthcare professional that is done pre-season or before a concussion happens. The purpose of a baseline test is to measure normal functioning in multiple areas of the brain that are commonly affected following a concussion. This way, if an athlete does get a concussion, we can compare their post-injury state to their baseline parameters to help make an accurate diagnosis.
How can Baseline Assessments help with Recovery and Diagnosis?
By having a baseline assessment on file for comparison after injury, we get a clear picture of that individual athlete’s situation. This allows us to:
TRAZER is our concussion management and baseline assessment tool. Unlike standard cognitive tests, TRAZER is an interactive sports simulator that mimics active gameplay. It makes it difficult, if not impossible, to cheat the test and reduces the risk of premature Return to Play clearance. By using 3D graphics, full body sensing, advanced measurement tools and analytics, this technology provides previously immeasurable information about an athlete’s performance capabilities. This data also can be compared to future Return to Play tests.
TRAZER Tests: depth perception, visual acuity, peripheral awareness and anticipation skills
TRAZER Measures: heart rate reaction time, acceleration, and velocity
TRAZER Detects: symptoms that may only be apparent with increased physical activity
TRAZER Baseline Assessment
Importance of Baseline Assessments for Parents/Athletes:
Importance of Baseline Assessments for Coaches/Trainers/Healthcare Providers: