Health, Medical, and Science Updates | Athletes have a new app for the mental aspects of their game.

Teskal is a computing application designed to relieve ‘the loneliness of the sportsperson’. The better a sportsperson is, the more time he or she spends away from home, and few can afford the luxury of travelling with psychologists, coaches, etc. This tool enables them to receive sports and psychological counselling online wherever they may be. María Palacios has detailed the development and validation of this tool in a thesis submitted at the University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU) and entitled Aspectos psicosociales aplicados a la formación en jóvenes deportistas a través de nuevas tecnologías (Psychosocial aspects applied to training in young sportspeople through the new technologies). This validation is due to be echoed by the Revista Internacional de Medicina y Ciencias de la Actividad Física y del Deporte.