PACE
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Rose Kristiansen (second from right) is a co-founder of PACE

The developers of PACE, based in Peachland, B.C., received a $120,000 investment

The Progressive Activation and Concussion Education (PACE) mobile app seeks to inform parents how to best respond to concussions suffered by their children. Once a doctor gives a concussion diagnosis, the app identifies trigger symptoms and shows how to deal with them at home and in school. PACE will be available for use on smartphones and tablets.

The app’s developers, Dr. David Rhine and occupational therapist Rose Kristiansen, just gained $120,000 in the form of an investment from the federal government. This funding was announced in tandem with federal support for another project aimed at educating teachers and parents about concussions, Toronto-based SCHOOLFirst.

“The investments announced today build on ongoing federal efforts to support concussion prevention and treatment,” Minister of Health Ginette Petitpas Taylor said in a statement. “We want to help make sport, physical activity and recreation safer for our children and athletes.”