Concussion-VRLab-subject's view of virtual room

Concussion-VRLab-subject's view of virtual room

Young athlete navigates through virtual room in concussion test

At Penn State's Center for Sport Concussion Research and Service, a young athlete uses a remote control device to navigate through a virtual room to test his balance and ability to adjust quickly to a changing scene. All Penn State varsity athletes and many younger athletes from the local community undergo testing before their practice season starts, to provide baseline performance levels. Athletes who later suffer a concussion undergo testing after their injury, to monitor their recovery. 

Image: Patrick Mansell / Penn State