CrashCourse at Stanford

Seventeen of the US Olympic and Paralympic Committee’s national governing bodies join forces with award-winning nonprofit TeachAids and Stanford’s own Neurosurgical VR Center to release the first segment of the CrashCourse Multi-Sport Concussion Education Series, the Brain Fly-Through, exploring the complexities and fragility of the human brain.

Read the full story on the TeachAids blog, here!

*This VR video is recommended to be viewed with a virtual reality headset, which you can also use to watch on Google CardboardOculus Rift, or Oculus Go. If you would like to watch without a headset, the standard HD video is located at the bottom of this page.

What happens when you partner a pioneer in innovative research-based health education with an advanced, state-of-the-art, applied technological center? Tools for the most groundbreaking, interactive, and effective concussion education program are developed and shared with the world - that’s what! 

Welcome to CrashCourse: a novel, worldwide and compelling health education program featuring the newest production of the ongoing collaboration between TeachAids and the Stanford Neurosurgical Simulation and Virtual Reality Center: the Brain Fly-Through. Take a look at what VR ScoutMSN, and CBS Denver are saying about this product!

For a special Teaching Guide to help you utilize this new content in your home or classroom,  click here!

Our world-class brain injury and concussion experts have collaborated with TeachAids on hundreds of hours of research, user-testing, and product development, to create state-of-the art interactive concussion educational content. CrashCourse utilizes Stanford Neurosurgery’s Virtual Reality models in an innovative experience called the Brain Fly-Through. This educational experience takes viewers inside a 3D representation of a real human brain to help them better understand its complexity and vulnerability. This product is NOW available in Virtual Reality (video at top of page) and HD (video at bottom of page).

Please visit the TeachAids website to view the full CrashCourse product suite. All materials are available to the public for free.

Special Feature (2018): This CrashCourse Film (12min) features top Stanford athletes like Heisman Trophy Runner-up and All-American running back Bryce Love and his teammates.

Special Feature (2020): The standard Brain Fly-Through in HD.

Our CrashCourse Team

Diana Anthony
Program Manager, Stanford Neurosurgical Simulation & Virtual Reality Center

Gary K. Steinberg, MD, PhD
Chair, Department of Neurosurgery

Jamshid Ghajar, MD, PhD, FACS
Director, Stanford Concussion and Brain Performance Center

Gerald Grant, MD, FACS
Division Chief, Pediatric Neurosurgery

Facts & Figures

Countries: 82

Leverage distribution of CrashCourse through TeachAids' existing footprint in 82 countries.

Schools: 10,000+

Via their partners at Stanford, TeachAids has secured direct access to 10,000+ schools in all major school districts in the U.S.

People: 100M+

Estimated reach of children, parents, and coaches worldwide in the next five years.