Concussion Screening Evaluation: BESS vs. SWAY

Author(s)

Jeremy Altman, Linda Ye, Zach Hatoum, Aurash Zarrinbakhsh, Aidan Neustadtl, & Dave Milzman, MD

Year

2017

Abstract

The Balance Error Scoring System (BESS) is the current gold standard for evaluating balance, one of the best predictors for the need for concussion intervention. Sway, a new gyroscope based iPhone application, is being proposed as a more sensitive and objective test. Our study compares Sway to BESS to determine if there is equal efficacy.

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