Concussions are one of the most prevalent traumatic brain injury among high school students. Our portable, personal concussion test helps athletes and coaches on the field get immediate medical diagnosis on this life-threatening issue.

How it works

There are currently two stages of concussion testing for different markets. The larger, more widely applicable system is the personal Concussion System Inventory which uses a Likter Scale for the 12 most common concussion symptoms. It compares it to an established baseline and concussion levels of 641 athletes as found in the following study: Randolph, C., Millis, S., Barr, W. B., McCrea, M., Guskiewicz, K. M., Hammeke, T. A., & Kelly, J. P. (2009). Concussion Symptom Inventory: An Empirically Derived Scale for Monitoring Resolution of Symptoms Following Sport-Related Concussion. Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology, 24(3), 219–229. doi:10.1093/arclin/acp025.

The second, more exclusive system is using the Intel Edison Developer Kit which assesses reaction time based on the time taken to press a button after an LED bulb is lit. This establishes a baseline reaction time for concussed athletes and persons to compare to after head injury.

Challenges I ran into

Our team originally tried to develop the app on the Android SDK. However. the SDK was extremely glitchy and difficult to work with. The emulator would not launch our app despite saying there were no bugs, causing us to turn instead to Intel XDX.

Accomplishments that I'm proud of

Our team is proud of not only our collaborative work throughout the night, but also our incorporation of the Intel Edison, which we had not originally planned for, as well as our use of JavaScript, a language all of us were largely unfamiliar with.

What I learned

What's next for reLEAF

reLEAF will expand to iOS and Android Apps as well as expand into other First Aid Applications. We are excited to first expand our project to heart attacks, a leading cause of death in the United States

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