Common Questions

What is HitCheck?

HitCheck is a cognitive assessment aid that can be administered in  5-7 minutes from any smartphone — anywhere, anytime. The assessment is comprised of nine interactive game-inspired tests that measure neurological functions known to be impacted by brain injuries, 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 to routinely monitor cognitive performance or immediately after a user has sustained a suspected brain injury to  capture valuable information that a healthcare provider can use to aid in their medical evaluation and diagnosis. Every users’ HitCheck test results are always compared to their prior performance, helping to provide a more personalized cognitive assessment.

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 monitor cognitive health and detect sudden changes after a potential injury that may be signal the need for medical evaluation.

How is HitCheck different from the other cognitive assessments?

HitCheck’s assessment aid evaluates more brain functions than any other real-time cognitive assessment 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 a diagnostic tool. A concussion is a complex injury that only a qualified healthcare practitioner can diagnose. Sharing your HitCheck testing results with a healthcare practitioner can provide them with helpful data to  aid in their evaluation and care recommendations, but should not be used as a stand-alone assessment.

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

Yes.  HitCheck tests many different brain functions that are impacted by brain injuries, but it is not a concussion diagnostic tool. Only a qualified healthcare practitioner can 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. You can complete the HitCheck assessment on any smartphone as long as you are logged into your account on the app. You can also view your test results, as well as the results of any individuals you are managing, on any smartphone, tablet, or computer.

How do I/my athlete's share test results with an athletic trainer or medical practitioner?

HitCheck users can log into their account at any time to access their test results and share them directly with their healthcare practitioner for further review. If you are a HitCheck administrator managing multiple individuals within a team or organization, you can add your organization’s athletic trainer or medical practitioner as an admin to your team. This will give them the ability to view each individual’s testing history right from their own HitCheck account.

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.

What is a baseline test?

A baseline test measures your cognitive performance when your brain is functioning in a healthy state. If you or one of your athletes has sustained a brain injury, such as a concussion, within the past year or has a history of brain injury, secure clearance from a medical practitioner before completing a baseline test. 

How often should a baseline test be taken?

We recommend a new baseline be taken at least once per year, or before each sports season begins.

When should a baseline test be taken?

Baseline tests should be taken when the brain is healthy and functioning optimally, such as at the beginning of a sports season before contact practice begins. For best results, we recommend that individuals complete their baseline test in a similar environment to that in which they are likely to complete a post-injury test. For instance, soccer players should complete the test outside on a practice field, while ice hockey players should complete their baseline test while wearing their skates.

Sign Up, Pricing Questions

How can I sign-up myself, an athlete or my team/organization?

We offer plans for individuals, teams and organizations of all types and sizes. Check out our Pricing Page to find the option that’s best 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! HitCheck is free for individual users and anyone give it a try. Download the app from your app store and try our practice tests for free. You can also register for a free individual account to try the full baseline test in minutes. If you’re interested in demoing a team plan to see how HitCheck can support your team, school or organization, contact us at info@hitcheck.com

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.