NHL using X2 Biosystems’ concussion evaluation and management software
Integrated biometric solutions firm X2 Biosystems announced it partnered with the National Hockey League to enable all 30 NHL teams to use X2’s Integrated Concussion Evaluation software application during the current 2014-15 season.
X2 ICE is a cloud-based concussion examination and data management system that integrates both baseline and post-injury player assessments to evaluate players at the rink or in clinical office settings.
The biometric software also includes iOS and Windows tablet applications for touch screen data input and retrieval.
ICE provides authorized team health care providers with secure access to and analysis of players’ historical and current examination information.
The system enables practitioners to document early warning signs of concussions and traumatic brain injury, making it an instrumental tool in improving player safety.
“This NHL-specific assessment tool will enhance our ability to provide standardized acute evaluation of concussions among all of our players in a culturally specific manner,” said Dr. Ruben Echemendia, co-chairman of the NHL/NHLPA Concussion Subcommittee.
“A collaborative effort with the NHL’s medical leadership was key to the project’s success and allowed us to create an application specifically tailored to the league’s needs,” said Dr. Ed Mlinek, X2’s chief of clinical affairs. “The resulting application embodies the NHL’s specific medical protocols and can be further customized as the league’s concussion protocols continue to evolve.”
Aside from the NHL, X2 Biosystems is also partnering with all 32 National Football League teams, Major League Soccer, Premiership Rugby, the US Army, and many other professional and amateur athletic teams and organizations from elementary school through collegiate and club levels.