Concussion-VRLab-young athlete and Finelli

Concussion-VRLab-young athlete and Finelli

Technologist Finelli monitors youngster in Virtual Reality test

Research technologist Katie Finelli administers a balance test to a young athlete prior to hockey season. The athlete will use a remote control device to navigate through a virtual room that may dip, tilt, and sway. This is a sensitive test for recovery from damage to parts of the brain involved with balance and kinesthetic sense.

Image: Patrick Mansell, Penn State