Funding for this research was provided by:
National Health and Medical Research Council (Early Career Research Fellowship)
Hunter New England Local Health District (Clinical Research Fellowship)
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Received: 6 November 2018
Accepted: 27 February 2019
First Online: 14 March 2019
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: The authors, Lauchlan Carey, Peter Stanwell, Douglas Terry, Shane Caswell, Andrew McIntosh, Grant Iverson, and Andrew Gardner, declare that they have no competing interests.The author, Andrew McIntosh, declares that he has no competing interests with regards to this paper. Dr. McIntosh is a self-employed consultant and adjunct professor. Dr. McIntosh undertakes consulting work for a number of sporting organizations, including Racing Australia, Cricket Australia, and the Australian Football League. He has no consulting relationship, past or present, with any rugby league organization, including the National Rugby League, or sensor manufacturer. As an adjunct (unpaid) academic researcher, he is involved in a number of projects evaluating and utilizing wearable technology.The author, Grant Iverson, has received research support from test publishing companies in the past, including PAR, Inc., ImPACT Applications, Inc., and CNS Vital Signs. He receives royalties for one neuropsychological test (Wisconsin Card Sorting Test-64 Card Version). He has an independent practice in forensic neuropsychology, including expert testimony. He serves as a strategic scientific advisory for BioDirection, Inc. He acknowledges unrestricted philanthropic support from the Mooney-Reed Charitable Foundation, ImPACT Applications, Inc., and the Heinz Family Foundation.The author, Andrew Gardner, has a clinical practice in neuropsychology involving individuals who have sustained sport-related concussion (including current and former athletes). He has been a contracted concussion consultant to the Rugby Australia since July 2016. He has received travel funding from the Australian Football League (AFL) to present at the Concussion in Football Conference in 2013 and 2017. Previous grant funding includes the NSW Sporting Injuries Committee, the Brain Foundation (Australia), and the Hunter Medical Research Institute (HMRI) supported by Jennie Thomas, and the HMRI supported by Anne Greaves. He is currently funded through an NHMRC Early Career Fellowship, and Hunter New England Local Health District’s Research, Innovation and Partnerships Health Research & Translation Centre and Clinical Research Fellowship Scheme, and the University of Newcastle’s Priority Research Centre for Stroke and Brain Injury.
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