Understanding Head Injuries
ROSH Sensors do not prevent concussions and are not diagnostic. ROSH Sensors record the magnitude and location of a blow to the head. This information can be of importance as an extension of the clinical evaluation.
- Concussion, or Mild Traumatic Brain Injury (MTBI) can occur as a result of a blow to the head
- Concussions are difficult to diagnose because some symptoms may take days to appear
- Diagnosis of concussion can only be made by a medical professional
Patrick J. Lynch, medical illustrator - Modified version of Image:Skull and brain normal human.svg by Patrick J. Lynch, medical illustrator
Second Impact SYNDROME
- SIS occurs when a person suffers a second concussion before symptoms from an earlier one have subsided
- This second blow may occur minutes, days or weeks after an initial concussion
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The Challenge - Measurement and Reporting
Sever injuries are common . . .
- The CDC estimates that 1.6-3.8 Million sports and recreation related concussions occur each year in the U.S.
- It is believed that up to as many as 20% of HS Football players experience a concussion in a given year
. . . But <47% of Athletes Report
- Concussions are severely under-reported, leading to greater risk of Second Impact Syndrome (SIS)
ROSH Sensors for rapid on-site information
ROSH Sensors monitor Your Play
- ROSH Sensors Recording Strips are intuitively simple to read
- ROSH Sensors provide a calibrated response indicating the magnitude and location of a blow to the head
ROSH SENSORS PROVIDE OBJECTIVE IMPACT INFORMATION
- ROSH Sensors enable players, parents, and coaches to determine if a significant blow to the head has occurred