USA Cycling , the national governing body for bicycle racing in the United States, and HEADCHECK, a provider of concussion protocol management, have announced an agreement making HEADCHECK the Concussion Technology Partner of USA Cycling.
USA Cycling will execute and monitor its concussion protocol for the US National Team using the HEADCHECK concussion app platform. This enables USA Cycling to better prevent mismanaged concussions by streamlining all necessary documentation, testing, and return-to-sport management.
In addition, USA Cycling notes that the digital collection and review of aggregate data can inform meaningful changes to the USA Cycling concussion protocol based on specific trends.
“For over a decade, USA Cycling has been conducting baseline testing as part of our concussion protocol,” said USA Cycling Chief of Sport Performance, Jim Miller.
“HEADCHECK will help us continue to prioritize the health and safety of our athletes all while simplifying the process in the event of a suspected head injury.”
HEADCHECK CEO Harrison Brown, said “We look forward to working with a great organization like USA Cycling to mitigate the risks of mismanaged concussions.
“Our digital technology will keep them on the cutting edge of concussion protocol management.”