U.S. Ski & Snowboard announced today a partnership with TeachAids to provide members with concussion education resources as part of its commitment to athlete health and wellness.
More than 2.5 million young people suffer a concussion in the United States each year. With proper care, most concussions can heal within ten days, but the overwhelming majority suffering from concussion symptoms are unaware of the latest science around prevention and treatment.
TeachAids’ Crash Course Education initiative sets out to solve this problem with an innovative platform.
CrashCourse is a video-based interactive learning experience developed with a team of academics, researchers, doctors, and athletes. CrashCourse uses virtual reality and other interactive online technologies, taking an individual through real-life scenarios, a Brain Fly-Through, a Concussion Story Wall and a series of short films with respected athletes who raise awareness and reduce the stigma.
“CrashCourse will not only enhance our ability as an organization to educate athletes and coaches but thanks to TeachAids’ extensive network, it will also allow U.S. Ski & Snowboard to collaborate with some of the country’s top sports organizations,” said U.S. Ski & Snowboard Director of Sport Education Gar Trayner.“ Between the groundbreaking technology and extensive network of teams, athletes and medical professionals that TeachAids brings to the table, we look forward to improving our internal health education processes as well as creating greater concussion awareness within the ski and snowboard community.”
“It’s been incredibly inspiring to work with the leadership at U.S. Ski & Snowboard,” said Dr. Piya Sorcar, Founder and CEO of TeachAids. “They care deeply about identifying research-based and highly impactful methods to make sport safer. “
For more information on CrashCourse by TeachAids, its partners and to view their free curricula, go here.