Common Questions

What is HitCheck?

HitCheck is a sideline concussion test that can be taken in 5-7 minutes from any smartphone — anywhere, anytime. The assessment is comprised of nine video game-inspired tests that measure neurological functions commonly affected by concussions, such as short term memory, balance, coordination, visual memory, impulse control, long term memory, reaction time, problem solving and color recognition. HitCheck can be administered immediately after a user has sustained a possible concussion to capture valuable information that a healthcare provider can use to aid in their medical diagnosis. HitCheck test results are then compared to an individual user’s baseline scores, which helps provide the most accurate assessment possible.

Who can use HitCheck?

Anyone! Whether you’re an athlete, parent, grandparent, coach, physician, athletic trainer, team administrator, caring friend or just like to stay active at home — HitCheck can help you and your loved ones play safe.

How is HitCheck different from the other programs available?

HitCheck tests more brain functions than any other real-time concussion test on the market and is performed on a smartphone, not a PC, so it can be done anytime, anywhere. The test takes approximately 7 – 10 minutes to complete, which is a fraction of the time of other programs. Plus, HitCheck offers video game-style tests that are fun to take!

Can HitCheck diagnose a concussion?

No. HitCheck is not intended as a diagnostic tool. A concussion is a complex injury that only a healthcare professional can diagnose. Sharing HitCheck results with a healthcare professional may aid in diagnosis. HitCheck is not intended as a diagnostic tool.

Could I still have a concussion if my HitCheck scores match my baseline test scores?

Yes.  HitCheck tests many different brain functions, but no test is 100% accurate. Only healthcare professionals are qualified to diagnose a concussion.

What happens if I/my athlete changes teams or is on more than one team?

Results of HitCheck remain with the individual, even if they change sports or compete on different teams.

Do all the tests need to be taken on the same smartphone?

No. Tests can be taken on different smartphones and results can also be seen on any smartphone, tablet, or computer.

Are my/my athlete’s test results reviewed by a healthcare practitioner?

Yes.  As an administrator you can assign a healthcare provider to the team so they can view the results from their own account. You can also just show a healthcare provider the results directly from your smartphone. A healthcare provider needs to make the final decision for any suspected concussion.

Can HitCheck be tested on individuals with learning disabilities or attention deficit disorder?

Yes.  Since everyone takes a baseline test, the results after a possible injury are compared to their own individual results.

How often should a baseline test be taken?

We recommend a new baseline be taken every year or before each sports season.

When should a baseline test be taken?

When the brain is healthy and functioning optimally. We recommend that the baseline test be taken before the start of the sports season and before any contact in practice.

What is a baseline test?

A baseline test determines how the brain is functioning in a healthy state.

Sign Up, Pricing Questions

How can I sign-up myself, an athlete or a team for a protection plan?

Sign up today from our website or on our app from your smartphone! Check out our Protection Plans and to find the option that’s best for you and your team.

Do I need to be a coach or team administrator to sign myself/my athlete or my team up?

No.  Anyone can sign up for our plans — whether you’re opting for an individual account, a family account or a team account.  Sign-up is simple; check out our Protection Plans to find the best fit for you and your team.

How much does HITCheck cost?

HitCheck is the most affordable concussion testing app available.  Check out our Protection Plans for information on pricing and options for you and your team.

Is there a way to try HitCheck before I sign up?

Yes.  Our practice test is free for anyone to try. Just download the free HITCheck app with your mobile device to give it a go!

Do I have to be an account administrator to access my/my athlete’s HITCheck results and history?

No.  All HitCheck information is stored and available online. While administrators have access to all of their members’ HitCheck results, users can access their personal test information and analyze valuable data via the mobile app (smartphone) or through the web, no matter which device the test was originally administered on.

Research

Do you have to have a mobile device to take the test?

Yes. The HitCheck tests are designed to be taken anytime, anywhere and must be taken from a mobile device.

Account & Email Settings

Can multiple people use the same account for testing?

No.  HitCheck compares individual’s baseline test to their post-test, requiring individuals have to take the HitCheck test under their own unique user name/account allowing to ensure the most accurate reading possible, and help track individual testing history.

Tracking Concussion History

Can I track my progress long-term?

Yes.  Tracking your concussion test history of is one of the many benefits of the HitCheck app. In addition to helping you monitor your long-term progress, this feature also allows you to share your full history with any medical professional in minutes, which may help them create more informed immediate and long-term treatment plans.