Concussion's are often not treated properly after a fall, which can result in brain swelling or internal bleeding that can often lead to irreversible brain damage or death. The inspiration for this app comes from a personal experience where a family friend played down the impact to his head from a fall, and ultimately died overnight as a result of internal brain pressure. Greater awareness about head trauma symptoms could have persuaded my family friend to seek medical attention sooner.
This app aims to provide important information regarding the symptoms of concussions, and what actions should be taken based on the answer's provided to simple diagnosis questions. These questions would include ones that required the user to type answers specific to them, such as their address, so potential head trauma could be identified even if a person is alone at the time of an incident.
Other features, such as the ability to call 9-1-1 or a designated emergency contact, will also work to get users the attention needed after a fall.