University linebacker Zane Ventimiglia suffered not one, but two concussions last season. He didn't see either hit coming, but felt them after.
"I remember being pretty off-kilter, not able to balance well," recalled Ventimiglia, 21.
Athletic director Nathan Wilder said right after injury, trainers have to rely partly on subjective tests, like how an athlete looks or says he feels.
"These kids are pretty resilient. They'll take a hit, come off and say they're OK. Then, a couple of minutes later, they're not," Wilder said.
Now, there's a new, portable device designed to give an objective assessment. The BrainScope measures brain waves.
Artificial Intelligence and Multi-Modal Capabilities to Optimize Personalized Concussion Assessment
BETHESDA, MD. September 4, 2018– BrainScope today announced that it has been awarded a research contract by the United States Department of Defense (DOD) valued at $4.5 million to create and integrate ocular capabilities into its handheld, multi-parameter mild Traumatic Brain Injury (mTBI) and concussion products.
BrainScope’s initial product in the market, BrainScope One, is the first FDA-cleared medical device to offer capabilities to assess the full spectrum of brain injury – from concussions (functional abnormality) to brain bleeds (structural injury) using EEG and other parameters which together provide the clinician a panel of capabilities to help with their clinical diagnosis. With this research contract, BrainScope will add specific capabilities related to assessment of the patient’s eyes which will be incorporated in future versions of BrainScope’s products.
BETHESDA, MD.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--BrainScope today announced its second consecutive nomination for the 2018 Annual Prix Galien USA Awards for “Best Medical Technology” product. Its flagship BrainScope One product is a multi-modal, comprehensive, handheld capability to help clinicians objectively and rapidly assess and triage head injured patients directly at the point of care.
An Economic and Actuarial Model Demonstrates Substantial Cost Benefit to Health Insurers and Patients
BETHESDA, MD. June 28, 2018 – BrainScope announced today the release of a white paper which demonstrates a significant positive impact on the costs to the healthcare system from integrating BrainScope One into the assessment of mild traumatic brain injury / concussion. Escalating awareness of the consequences of traumatic brain injury, even when mild, has resulted in an increasing burden to the healthcare system of $76.5 billion annually. Overall findings of the white paper, authored by a well-respected team comprised of an economist and actuaries, demonstrated that the use of BrainScope One in the Emergency Department and Community settings (including Urgent Care Centers) could result in a significant reduction of costs of up to 32.2%. This is accomplished by a combination of diversion from hospital emergency departments to less expensive care settings, as well as a significant reduction in the number of unnecessary CT scans…