Ottawa Senators Alumni endorses concussion management platform powered by local tech firm

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A concussion management platform designed by a local tech company has been endorsed by Laurie Boschman, president of the Ottawa Senators Alumni.

The platform, called Concussion Awareness, Protocols and Training (CAPT), was developed by Agile Intelligence Solutions (AgileIS) in partnership with the Coaching Association of Canada and Parachute, a national charity dedicated to injury prevention.

CAPT helps sports organizations react faster and more effectively to concussions by transforming existing concussion protocols into a digital process accessible from any mobile device. The platform streamlines the execution of concussion removal and return-to-
play and return-to-learn protocols, providing a simplified and efficient approach for coaches, therapists, and designated personnel.

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Boschman, himself a former professional hockey player, emphasized the importance of concussion management in “all levels of sport.”

“As former professional athletes, coaches and parents, we have our own experiences of dealing with concussions,” Boschman said in a media release. “We understand the importance of this initiative in bringing increased awareness, education and improved management of concussions for youth.”

Features of CAPT include a streamlined concussion removal protocol, a digital record for risk mitigation, circle-of-care notifications, and live updates on athlete progress.

“The alumni understand and endorse the value of improving concussion management and awareness. They appreciate the focus on returning safely to school and play,” said AgileIS CEO Terry Kell.

Across Eastern Ontario, CAPT has been adopted by the Gloucester Rangers Minor Hockey Association, the West Ottawa Basketball Association, and the Ottawa Gloucester Hornets Soccer Association, which Kell said is a clear “leadership role in player health and safety.”

“These clubs are taking a leadership role in player health and safety by adopting CAPT as part of their return-to-play protocols,” Kell said.

“Our partnership with CAPT is critical in transforming concussion management across the country,” said Lorraine Lafrenière, CEO of the Coaching Association of Canada. “Each sport or province/territory policy and protocol compliance has the opportunity to perform through the platform. Our partnership supports data benchmarking and earmarks future resources towards

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