Researchers at Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital want to learn more about the effects concussions have on the growing brains of young athletes. Over the course of three years, researchers will study concussions and changes in brain function by monitoring hits to the head through unique mouth guards. The mouth guards, equipped with special sensors, will track the location and force of the hit. The sensors store data which is then retrieved for researchers to study.
Who better to teach you about an issue than those living with it?
That's the premise behind "My Life, My Illness."
This award-winning video project is a cooperative effort of All Children's Child Life and Creative Services Departments. It serves as a tool to help pediatric physicians and nurses in training develop more effective communication skills by understanding what it's like to be a child with a chronic or life-threatening illness.