Next Gen Neurotechnology

The digital health platform for assessing brain health, monitoring recovery, and optimizing performance

For Healthcare

Supporting advanced patient care and groundbreaking clinical research

For Sport

Supporting objective decision making for safe return to play

For Military

Supporting battlefield readiness and safety of active duty personnel

In Use at Top Healthcare, Sport, and Military Organizations

What is EYE-SYNC?

Learn about how our technology is used and can better support clinicians and patients everywhere.

Assessment Battery Overview

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

SyncThink’s Smooth Pursuit assessment provides clinicians with an objective assessment of slow, continuous eye movements while the patient’s eyes follow a stimulus moving in a circular direction.

EYE-SYNC® VOR

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

EYE-SYNC® Saccade

SyncThink’s Saccade assessment provides clinicians with an objective assessment of brief, high speed eye movement and fixation quality while the patient’s eyes move either laterally or vertically in rapid succession.

EYE-SYNC® VORx

SyncThink’s Vestibulo-Ocular Reflex Cancellation (VORx) assessment provides clinicians with an objective assessment of vestibulo-ocular function while the patient is in motion, set against a Virtual Reality (VR) environment.

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.

EYE-SYNC® Full Battery

SyncThink’s Full Battery is a combined assessment feature that is fully customizable, allowing clinicians to run preferred assessments of EYE-SYNC® Smooth Pursuit, Saccade, VOR and VORx consecutively all in a matter of minutes.

Platform Capabilities

Assessment

Assessment Direction Duration
Smooth Pursuit Clockwise, counter clockwise <60 seconds
Saccade Horizontal and vertical <60 seconds
Vestibulo-Ocular Reflex (VOR)  Horizontal and vertical <60 seconds
Vestibulo-Ocular Reflex Cancellation (VORx)  Horizontal <60 seconds
Full Battery (all of the above) Clockwise, horizontal 2-5 minutes

The SyncThink platform offers an array of objective assessments, in a mobile environment, which can be used to detect visual impairments. Using a logical flow, a clinician can choose to complete tests particularly relevant to the patient history, or conduct battery of assessments consecutively in minutes. Results collected then can be used to support the clinicians decision making process as well as their diagnosis and treatment plan.

Recovery

Recovery Feature System Trained Duration
Smooth Pursuit Slow predictive attention Variable, with increasing speeds
Saccade  High velocity eye movements with fixation Variable, with random fixation
Vestibulo-Ocular Reflex (VOR) Gaze stability during head motion Variable, metronome
Vestibulo-Ocular Reflex Cancellation (VORx) VOR suppression against VR gradient Variable, metronome

During the recovery phase, visual training may be recommended as a means of therapy. As the patient improves, the clinician can use objective information to measure progress and consider further progressions. By using the SyncThink platform, clinicians can choose to dial back or accelerate visual training as they monitor symptoms, the patient response to stress, and the overall effectiveness of their interventions.

Performance

Performance Feature Training Paradigm Direction
Smooth Pursuit Real Time Feedback (color) Clockwise
Smooth Pursuit Real Time Feedback (color) Counter clockwise
Vestibulo-Ocular Reflex (VOR) Real Time Feedback (color) Horizontal
Vestibulo-Ocular Reflex (VOR) Real Time Feedback (color) Vertical
Vestibulo-Ocular Reflex Cancellation (VORx) Complex VR Gradients Variable

The performance applications on the SyncThink platform are designed to improve dynamic vision, a key characteristic of high level brain performance. By using real time feedback paradigms for training, the patient can receive instant feedback into how they are performing during the task. This is done by changing the color of the visual target as an indicator of high or low performance. 

Using these paradigms can prepare athletes, soldiers and patients to improve focus during tasks that require precise visual acuity and performance over time.

What people are saying: Kaizen Brain Center

“EYE-SYNC technology has improved my workflow by helping me come to a more accurate diagnosis in a shorter period of time. Now I have an objective measurement I can look at and I know where to hone down my clinical evaluation.”

Mohammed Ahmed, MD
Physician and Founder
Kaizen Brain Center

What people are saying: Georgia Tech University

“EYE-SYNC continues to be a viable asset and strategy in the care of our student athletes. The EYE-SYNC technology continues to explore and optimize its opportunities to serve as a leader in concussion assessment, as well as champion efforts to support our staff as we treat our student athletes.”

Carla Gilson MA, ATC, LAT, NASM-CES
Director of Sports Medicine
Georgia Tech University

What people are saying: Restoration Neurology

“Our goal is to provide academic quality of care in a more personalized and intimate private practice setting. Our decision to add this new technology for the diagnosis and treatment of the visual and vestibular systems came after thoroughly exploring all available options in the market. EYE-SYNC was clearly the superior product and has been a valuable addition to care of our patients.”

Angela Ashley-Corporale, MD
Neurologist and Founder
Restoration Neurology

What people are saying: Harvard Westlake School

“We have been thrilled with our partnership with SyncThink. EYE-SYNC provides quick, objective data to help us ensure the doctors we refer our student athletes to have as much information as possible. We take cognitive health and performance seriously at Harvard Westlake School and EYE-SYNC has become an important tool for us.”

Brian Gallagher MA, ATC
Director of Sports Medicine
Harvard Westlake School

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's)

  • What is the SyncThink platform?

    The SyncThink platform is a Virtual Reality (VR) based eye tracking system that can assess brain health and improve visual performance. We provide a battery of assessments that can be used to rapidly detect visual impairments occurring with the ocularmotor and oculo-vestibular systems. Once these impairments are identified, trained clinicians can use various paradigms for monitoring improvement over time or to provide visual training to improve dynamic vision.

  • How has EYE-SYNC been validated?

    EYE-SYNC is the proprietary analysis metrics used to quantify and objectively determine a patient’s visual performance. Developed over a 15-year period of rigorous scientific research in collaboration with the US Department of Defense and the Brain Trauma Foundation, EYE-SYNC’s clinical utility has been extensively documented in dozens of publications. In 2016, the FDA cleared EYE-SYNC for viewing, recording, and analyzing eye movements in support of visual impairment identification. In 2019, the FDA selected EYE-SYNC as Breakthrough Device Designation for aid to concussion assessment.

  • What value does EYE-SYNC add to my practice or clinical business?

    EYE-SYNC has been shown to increase patient volume, improve the quality of clinical care, and increase revenue for both clinicians and financial decision makers. Contact us to learn more about how we can help develop and promote the use of EYE-SYNC in your clinic.

     

  • Can EYE-SYNC be used in combination with traditional Neurocognitive tests?

    Absolutely. The SyncThink platform is a complimentary tool that can be used in conjunction with most commonly used neurocognitive assessments available today.

  • How easy to use is the EYE-SYNC technology? Is it practical for use in my clinic?

    Each assessment is less than 60 seconds in length, creating a mechanism for rapid screening and identification. This approach to rapid testing has been shown to improve both clinical workflow and patient throughput.

  • Is a baseline required?

    We recommend a baseline to better understand individual performance differences over time, however it is not necessary. Results can be compared against de-identified normative results directly from our clinical trial database.

  • How do I get the results? Can I export them?

    The results are generated instantaneously following the completion of each assessment. They are provided in both a visual dashboard for interpretation and as a numeric value, representing the variance metrics used in EYE-SYNC. Results can also be exported via PDF or secure data transfer to an EMR or other database through our API.

  • How much does it cost?

    For detailed pricing information, please contact us directly and a live sales representative will contact you directly.

  • What is included in my purchase?

    Each purchase includes a Samsung Gear VR goggle set (equipped with cameras), a Samsung Galaxy tablet and mobile phone, a durable carrying case for portable use, and various accessories to clean and manage the hardware properly.

  • How do I get trained to use it?

    All users are formally trained on the SyncThink platform. We provide this service, on most occasions, in person and at the site of your clinical care environment. As an alternative, live video trainings can be arranged however are not recommended.

  • What services are included in my purchase?

    In addition to your hardware/software purchase, we provide real time clinical and technical support as often as you need it. Our clinical experts can help support test administration workflows, protocol design, and result interpretation. We also provide unlimited access to the SyncThink Knowledge Base where you can access information on our research, products, and materials as you need them.

  • Can I trial EYE-SYNC before purchasing?

    If interested in a trial period to further evaluate the EYE-SYNC technology, please contact us directly.

  • Are there any contraindications for use?

    The battery of assessments cannot be performed in patients who experience complete vision loss without glasses or hard contacts, since we require removal of these lenses during testing.