The TeamStudy App Monitors the Cognitive Health of Former NFL Players

By: Katherine Pendrill - Apr 3, 2016
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A group of researchers from Harvard University developed a new app called 'TeamStudy' that can be used to monitor the changes in the bodies of professional athletes. In recent years, there has been an increasing level of concern over the effects of repeated brain trauma in professional sports. Now there is an app that can help shed light on the issue by giving athletes the power to record important health data.

The TeamStudy app allow athletes to record changes in their memory, mobility and pain tolerance. This information is measured through a series of questions and performance activities that pick up patterns in how the athlete's body is functioning. The app will also collect sensory data from the user's smartphone to provide a more comprehensive picture of the user's health.

The app is part of the ongoing Football Players Health Study at Harvard, which aims to gather more information about the long-term health of professional athletes.