- What props will you need for this activity?
- How will you make goggles that distort what you see?
- Where is a safe place to do these different activities?
- What tasks will you try?
- A concussion is a serious injury that can affect you for a long time. If you have a concussion, you will need to make changes to how you do things, even small tasks.
- Try some tasks that you normally find easy, like opening jars or walking in a straight line.
- How would it feel to do these things with a concussion?
- How did your simulated concussion make it more difficult to do everyday tasks?
- How did others help you with your tasks? What did it feel like to need help?
- Concussion Goggles: you can make your own using safety goggles! Use packing tape to make your vision blurry, or use masking tape strips across the lenses to confuse your eyes.
- Thick gloves (garden gloves, hockey gloves, etc.)
- Noise-cancelling headphones or ear protectors
- Tasks to try
- Drawing a picture
- Stacking cups
- Walking in a straight line (use gym lines or mark lines on the floor using tape)
- Tying your shoes
Keep it Simple
- Try only using one part of the concussion simulator per task (ear plugs, goggles or gloves, rather than more than one).
Take it Further
- Try to have a few people working on the same task with different modifications or try doing harder tasks (e.g. threading a needle, tying a knot or reading a book aloud).