This app is a game for children aged 6–8 to learn about the signs and symptoms of concussion and what to do if you hit your head.
|Rocket Blades||By Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)|
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Rocket Blades is a fun game developed for young children to educate them about concussion injury and safety. This app aims to teach children about concussion in an enjoyable, entertaining game. By playing the game, children learn the different ways your brain can get hurt during sports activities, how important it is to tell a coach, parent or other adult when an injury occurs, and the importance of taking time to rest and recover if they have a concussion.
When players are injured the game simulates concussion symptoms, making the screen blurry and play more challenging. Children are prompted to tell a grown-up when a player is injured and swap injured players out for a healthy teammate. At the end of each level, a doctor checks out all the injured players to make sure their brains are rested and recharged, and they are healthy to race.
✔ Very simple clear repetitive messages that children will understand.
✘ Children may be bored quickly with this game and its repetitive messages.
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- April 2021, Version 1.1.1, Apple iOS
- November 2018, Version 1.0, Android
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Learn moreDaugherty J, Miles I, Sarmiento K, et al. A description and evaluation of the concussion education application HEADS UP Rocket Blades Health Promot Pract. 2018 Mar 1:1524839918764670.
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