To examine the problem of concussion from a multidisciplinary view that includes neuroscience, clinical assessment, sports engineering, health informatics, and societal issues.
Issues Involved or Addressed
Multiscale injury tolerances, Systems approach to understanding injury complexity, Validation of concussion assessment tools, Return-to-play / return-to-life issues, Policy and public education, Legal issues related to concussion
Methods and Technologies
Academic Majors of Interest
Preferred Interests and Preparation
BMED/BIOL/CHEM/AP/PSYCH – Background/interest in cell culture, clinical studies, physiology, sports medicine / engineering, health informatics, biomechanics, device development and validation.
BMED/ME – Background/interest in biomechanics, sensor development, sports engineering, device development and validation.
ECE, CS, CM, HCI – Background/interest in programming, systems, databases, web applications, graphics, human-computer interactions, health informatics.
MGMT – Background/interest in intellectual property, FDA, marketing, commercialization.
HST/SST/STC – Background/interest in history, sociology of sports, role of the concussion crisis on sports, ethical issues surrounding sports policy and injury.
PUBP – Background/interest in sports-related legislation, public health issues, ethics, implementation of new laws regarding concussion and return to play.