A dedicated application for Apple's iPad will be used during the 2013-14 NFL season to help teams diagnose concussions.
With the dangers of improperly treated or misdiagnosed head trauma becoming an increasingly persistent concern across the sports landscape today, the NFL's decision has been widely lauded since a formal demonstration of the app took place on ESPN over the weekend.
League officials demonstrated how the new system will work at the annual scouting combine Friday in Indianapolis. The move comes after a recommendation from the NFL's Head, Neck & Spine Committee.
Seattle Seahawks team doctor Stanley Herring tells ESPN that the app will help spot head trauma, but that "team doctors still need to trust their observations and instincts."