Neurotechnology firm partners two care facilities with eye movement platform – Med-Tech Innovation

Posted: December 13, 2019 at 2:54 pm

Neurotechnology and brain health analytics player has announced a partnership with two clinical care facilities in the U.S.

The creators of the award-winning EYE-SYNC technology will provide the virtual reality-based system to Comprehensive Concussion Care (C3) and Brain Fitness Centers of Florida.

Brain Fitness Centers of Florida provides individualised cognitive rehabilitation programs serving patients with a loss of brain function, mild cognitive impairment and early dementia. They also specialise in diagnosis and treatment of mild traumatic brain injury. The Centers focus on creating customisable cognitive training programs that can be taught in a one on one setting and modified as needed to best suit the patients needs. These programs are based on the clinical and research efforts of their Founder, Dr. Stephen Scranton.

He said: We at Brain Fitness Centers of Florida are excited to implement EYE-SYNC to assess brain trauma and age related neurophysiologic and neuroanatomic dysfunction. It will add a valuable methodology for data collection needed in the diagnosis and post treatment assessment of therapy.

C3 is a multidisciplinary clinic in the Kansas City area that specialises in the multi-system approach to concussion management. It is known for utilising an evaluation process to identify the source of concussion related symptoms, allowing for an individualised treatment program to target dysfunctions identified. It works with other community-based clinicians to guide return to learn and return to play in a safe and effective manner.

Tim Kalkman, PA-C, co-founder of C3, said: It has been said that the eyes are the gateway to the brain. This is certainly true for concussion patients who often struggle with ocular pain, visual impairment, light sensitivity, or eye movement dysfunction after a head injury. For clinicians treating concussion, this requires training and understanding of the ocular system and how to best manage visual sensory-motor dysfunction. Our partnership and use of the EYE-SYNC platform now provides us the ability to utilize objective assessments and clinic-based vision training options for our patients, and to more readily advance them to a full recovery. We are happy to be the first clinic in the Kansas City metro-area to offer the FDA-Cleared EYE-SYNC mobile platform to our concussion patients.

EYE-SYNC uses high speed, high-fidelity infrared cameras to capture subtle eye movements that cant be observed through a standard clinical evaluation. Depending on the type of eye movement, a clinician can utilise this analysis to decipher between brain systems involved that may be performing poorly or are impaired. The technology was recently designated by the FDA as a Breakthrough Device for aid to concussion assessment.

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