Brain Health Analytics for Life and Sport

SyncThink’s revolutionary technology gives clinicians objective metrics for real time decision making

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SyncThink® is transforming the way medical professionals assess for impairment and monitor ongoing performance.

The SyncThink® Platform

By combining assessments, clinicians can collect objective data to make better-informed decisions about the nature of impairment and the corresponding treatment needed to optimize recovery.

EYE-SYNC® Smooth Pursuit

FDA-cleared eye tracking assessment to view, record and analyze impairment, EYE-SYNC® is supported by 15 years of clinical research.

EYE-SYNC® VOR

SyncThink’s Vestibulo-Ocular Reflex (VOR) assessment provides clinicians with an objective assessment of orientation quality while the patient is in motion.

Saccade

SyncThink’s Saccade assessment provides clinicians with an objective assessment of orientation quality while the patient’s eyes move either laterally or vertically to specified points in a rapid succession.

SCAT5

Formed from the 2017 Berlin consensus guidelines, the Sport Concussion Assessment Tool Version 5 (SCAT5) is a commonly used clinical assessment to assist clinicians in the evaluation of brain health.

BESS

The Balance Error Scoring System (BESS) is a commonly used clinical evaluation method for measuring static  postural stability.

Simple Reaction Time

Simple Reaction Time is a tablet-based assessment to determine how rapidly a subject can react to a stimulus.

Case Studies

SyncThink platform allows quick assessment and targeted treatment

component assessment type Result
Ocular-motor impairment Smooth Pursuit Normal
Vestibular-balance dysfunction VOR Abnormal – Remove from play
Cognitive fatigue SCAT5
Cervical Spine Clinical Assessment of Cervical Spine

During a meet, the undefeated 125lb freshman wrestling sensation was thrown to the mat by his opponent, landing on the side of his face. At the conclusion of the round, the wrestler called a medical timeout and reported nausea, dizziness, and feeling imbalanced. After bringing the athlete for further examination, the team athletic trainer deployed the SyncThink platform, suspecting some level of impairment. However, the smooth pursuit results were normal. Now suspecting a vestibular-balance dysfunction, the athletic trainer quickly assessed the wrestler with components of the VOMS. This made the wrestler feel worse, and as a result, the athletic trainer decided to discontinue the match.

Additional tests determined the wrestler had developed visual motion sensitivity (VMS), meaning he would need to undergo a specific and more intensive rehabilitation program in the coming days to improve dynamic balance and orientation before he could resume wrestling. This targeted approach allowed the wrestler to return ten days later – just prior to the NCAA championships – where he placed 2nd.

SyncThink platform helps clinicians get star player back on the field

component assessment type Result
Ocular-motor impairment Smooth Pursuit Normal
Vestibular-balance dysfunction VOR Normal
Cognitive fatigue SCAT5 Normal
Cervical Spine Clinical Assessment of Cervical Spine Normal
Migraine headaches/strong> Migraine Symptom Assessment Abnormal

The linchpin on the football team experienced a bad headache after several head-to-head collisions during the biggest game of the year. Removed from play during the second quarter, the SyncThink Platform was deployed by the treating clinician, and it showed normal ocular-motor function.

Additional tests confirmed the athletic trainer’s suspicion that his symptoms were more closely related to the onset of a migraine headache, something the player had a history of suffering from. After further testing ruled out a head injury, the player was given a cup of coffee at halftime. Shortly after, he felt asymptomatic. He returned to play and scored the winning touchdown.

SyncThink rules out impairment, sends player to the National team

component assessment type Result
Ocular-motor impairment Smooth Pursuit Normal
Vestibular-balance dysfunction VOR Normal
Cognitive fatigue SCAT5 Normal
Cervical Spine Clinical Assessment of Cervical Spine Abnormal

After practice, a soccer player reported a headache and dizziness. Suspecting a head injury, she reported to the athletic trainer, who immediately deployed the SyncThink platform as part of her clinical examination. Results were normal for all platform assessments. Given these normal results, the athletic trainer became suspicious her symptoms may be of cervicogenic origin. Upon examination a C5/C6 cervical rotation and corresponding muscle spasm was found.

The athletic trainer provided manual therapy techniques to correct the cervical misalignment and alleviate muscle tension and spasm, and by the next morning the player was asymptomatic. By using the SyncThink platform as part of her clinical exam, the athletic trainer was able to confidently identify the player’s symptoms were related to neck whiplash, treat it, and return the player to the field—just in time to join the U.S. National Team and score her first international goal.

SyncThink platform utilizes objective metrics for identifying impairment

component assessment type Result
Ocular-motor impairment Smooth Pursuit Abnormal
Vestibular-balance dysfunction VOR
Cognitive fatigue SCAT5
Cervical Spine Clinical Assessment of Cervical Spine
Migraine headaches Migraine Symptom Assessment

At a championship football game, a player was slow to get up and was clearly disoriented as he made his way to the sidelines. The athletic trainer suspected a potential ocular-motor impairment, and as part of their examination, they used the SyncThink platform to confirm. The 60-second assessment showed massive eye movement saccades, with obvious evidence of the eye jumping ahead in incorrect prediction.

As a result, it was clear to the athletic trainer that the player wasn’t safe to play the rest of the game. As part of their management protocol, the athlete began a return to play progression the next day, where daily assessments were performed to see when the patient had returned to their previous values.

Client testimonial: Massachusetts General Hospital

“This technology continues to impact how I evaluate and manage athletes and service members. Results of eye tracking have helped facilitate the most appropriate avenue for directing rehab after an athlete has sustained an injury.  When testing is normal, I feel more confident in gearing rehab toward other contributing systems like impairments coming from the vestibular system or the neck.”

image description Lenore Herget, DPT, M.Ed, SCS, CSCS
Board Certified Clinical Specialist in Sports Physical Therapy, Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist
Massachusetts General Hospital Sports Physical Therapy

Client testimonial: Washington Township Medical Foundation

“Over the last year, our use of the compact, portable, VR device has resulted in a paradigm shift in my care. Whether on the sidelines or in the clinic, the fact that we can now assess and serially track the best direction for treatment in an easy-to-perform 1-minute test, has been simply game changing.”

image description Dr. Steve Zonner
Primary Care Sports Medicine
Washington Township Medical Foundation

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