CDC HEADS UP Rocket Blades is first-ever, mobile game app developed by the CDC, that teaches concussion safety to children ages 6 to 8. Through a futuristic world of galactic racing adventures, the game aims to help children learn the benefits of playing it safe and smart!
Children must keep their players safe by avoiding obstacles that could lead to a concussion and make smart choices about resting players who have a concussion. When players are injured the game simulates concussion symptoms, making the screen blurry and play more challenging. At the end of each level, a doctor checks out all the players to make sure they are healthy to race, and their brains are rested and recharged.
As children skate through levels they collect power gems. Power gems fuel up a spaceship that will blast off to Galactic City for a winner’s all-star dance party that is out of this world! As an added bonus, children can take a selfie and insert themselves into the dance party.
CDC HEADS UP Rocket Blades helps children understand the following learning points:
- hitting your head can cause brain injury (concussion)
- you should tell your coach, parent, or another adult if you hit your head
- you should rest before returning to play and see a doctor if you hit your head, and helmets alone cannot prevent concussions.