Here, by the numbers, is their impact on kids across the country.
473,947: Number of emergency room visits each year by children ages 0 to 14 years for traumatic brain injuries (TBIs)
75: Percent of TBIs are concussions
2X: Children that go to an ER for head injury treatment are nearly twice as likely to experience another head injury as a child who hasn't sustained one
0: The number of concussion symptoms a child athlete can display before being allowed back in the game. Athletes who have a concussion should not return to play until they're symptom-free and have doctor approval
Could clothing teach babies with brain injury how to move?
“The infant brain, when injured, has a remarkable capability for restoration of function,” Goldfield says. “If we’re successful, we’ll be able to provide these children with the opportunity to reeducate their nervous system, giving them the experience of exploratory behavior that they otherwise wouldn’t have.”