Former NCAA football player and youth coach Charlie Wund reflected on the numerous concussions he suffered, and the lack of treatment he received.
Therefore, to provide the necessary care for the next generation of athletes, Wund developed InjureFree. InjureFree is a web-based system that allows users to report head injuries or concussion systems, and the data is sent in real time to a medical professional for a follow-up.
“We’re able to create a standard level of care for all children,” Wund said.
Wund’s InjureFree system is part of Washington, D.C.’s new $500,000 program aimed at preventing concussions in the city’s schools and recreation centers. The program also hopes to increase reporting and provide awareness training to students, parents, and coaches.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 170,000 children are treated in emergency rooms each year for sports- or recreation-related traumatic brain injuries, including concussions.
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