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Sway Balance – AT&T Upwardly Mobile Documentary

The more we learn about our brains, the more we discover just how fragile they are. When concussions happen, it’s extremely important to manage an athlete’s recovery to prevent him or her from getting further damage. That’s where Sway Balance comes in. An athlete’s balance is one of the most obvious things affected by a concussion, but using balance as a recovery metric requires objective data typically gleaned from highly expensive force platforms.

Sway Balance instead uses an iPhone’s accelerometer to track an athlete’s balancing ability against a known baseline. Sway is a smart platform, one that already counts a number of universities as partners, who are all interested in developing cost effective, easy-to-deploy tools to ensure their athletes’ safety.