The following article was written and posted on Regional Sports News.
Parents and athletes are rightfully concerned about the effects of concussions. They want to successfully recover from them and, even more so, find a way to help avoid concussions in the first place.
Well, science and technology have combined to create a machine that can do all of that and more.
For more than 25 years, sports, tactical and rehabilitation professionals have relied on the proven power of Dynavision. The D2 is unique in its ability to fully engage the user’s central vision while challenging, evaluating, scoring and improving peripheral vision and awareness.
The D2 is a five-foot by five-foot screen with 64 lights arranged in five rings, controlled and able to be programmed by a computer. The user stands in front of it and goes through a 60-second test of reaching out and touching the red or green lights as they come on in a random fashion. The device records the response time to reacting to the lights coming on and then the eye-hand co-ordination in touching them.
This is an amazing device. As soon as I saw this, I knew it was going to help rehabilitate athletes with concussions and help train athletes to improve concentration and focus.
For athletes who have suffered concussions, this machine can tell you if you are recovering and it can help you recover faster. Regular concussion testing can be fooled. This machine can’t be fooled. It will tell you if your vision, reaction and recovery time is where it’s supposed to be.
Along with its rehabilitative uses, it can help athletes to react quicker and have a sharper focus and concentration. Athletes train the body but they don’t train the brain. Athletes who have the edge always seem to be the ones who have the sharper focus and can respond better and quicker under rising levels of stress. The better you can stay focused, the better you can be under pressure.
Training on this machine can help your awareness of what is happening around you and can help you recognize the hits that can cause concussions before they even happen. There are studies that have shown improved peripheral visual awareness and faster reaction time may result in fewer injuries.
This machine has been used by NASCAR, football, hockey, baseball, basketball and tennis players to improve their response and reaction times to what is going on around them. Created by a retired CFL player, this machine is now in use by many pro and university teams to improve the focus of their athletes.
It creates an edge for the competitive and recreational athletes of any age, helping them be a step ahead of the competition. This is something I wish I had access to when I was playing. I’ve tested myself on this machine and I have seen improvements in visual awareness and reaction time.
And it’s not just for athletes. This machine can also be used to sharpen and improve the attention span of students, helping their focus and concentration in school. Their marks will improve.
It’s also used to help people with learning disabilities. It’s seen as a game to them and they respond to the challenge of having to see the lights come on and touch them.
The possibilities for this machine are endless. It just depends how creative the operator wants to get with it. It can be programmed for the needs of the individual.
I’m excited to have it here for use by the people of Brockville and area.
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