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Updated CoachSmart app available now

Oct. 23, 2014, 10:53 AM

Vanderbilt’s CoachSmart app has been updated, and the new version is available for download in the iTunes store. The smartphone app for coaches puts an athletic trainer, personal assistant and meteorologist all in the palm of their hand.

The iPhone app is the ultimate resource for coaches, offering real-time information on heat index and lightning strikes, frequently asked sports medicine and safety questions, and a group contact feature. The app is not currently available for Android.

CoachSmart features:

  • If lightning strikes nearby, the app sends an alert to the phone and the resource section provides information on what to do.
  • The Home Screen gives current temperature, humidity, heat index and lightning strike information.
  • The Map Screen is based on the user’s GPS location. One map shows lightning strikes within 25 miles, while another uses information from nearby weather stations to post current conditions, including heat index and wind chill.
  • The Resources section includes information that athletic trainers commonly dispense, such as hydration tips, injury prevention, concussion guidelines, and when to go to the emergency room. The resources will be updated as more information is needed or guidelines change.
  • The app includes the Tennessee Secondary School Athletic Association (TSSAA) heat index guidelines.

The app is free, but live streaming lightning data requires a yearly in-app subscription of $1.99.

A collaboration between Vanderbilt Sports Medicine, the Medical Center’s Strategic Marketing Department and the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, the app is an extension of Vanderbilt Sports Medicine’s expertise.

For more information, visit www.vanderbilthealth.com/coachsmart. For issues downloading the app, visit www.apple.com/support/itunes.

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