Researchers claim simple one-minute test can accurately diagnose concussions
While many teams are trying to crack down on the number of head injuries players suffer, researchers say they have discovered a simple test that takes less than 60 seconds to accurately determine if someone has a concussion.
It’s called the ‘King Devick Test’ and requires athletes to read a single-digit number on index cards.
Experts say it requires accurate eye movements, language and concentration to complete the test.
Researchers say 79 percent of players who were later found to have a concussion took longer to complete the test.
When combined with other tests, this examine helped diagnose 100 percent of concussions.