FOX 22 reports on study exploring concussion-balance connection

FOX 22 Bangor reported on a University of Maine pilot study that could lead to a new method of monitoring people who sustain concussions. Researchers are using a device called OptoGait, which evaluates how a person walks. They’re seeking to develop measures of balance that could indicate when a person has sufficiently recovered from a concussion to resume physical activity. “Really, walking is a series of controlled falls,” says assistant professor of athletic training and physical education Chris Nightingale. “Balance is affected by people who have concussion and a history of concussion,” he told FOX 22.