Assess. Recover. Perform.

Assisting medical professionals in 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

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

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.

EYE-SYNC® 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.

EYE-SYNC® VORx

SyncThink’s Vestibulo-Ocular Reflex Cancellation (VORx) assessment provides clinicians with an objective assessment of orientation quality while the patient is in motion, while cancelling out 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 allows clinicians to run EYE-SYNC® Smooth Pursuit, Saccade and VOR consecutively in under two minutes.

Platform Capabilities

Assessment

Assessment Direction Test Length
Smooth Pursuit Clockwise, counter clockwise <60 seconds
Saccade Horizontal and vertical <60 seconds
Vestibular Ocular Reflex (VOR)  Horizontal and vertical <60 seconds
Vestibular Ocular Reflex Cancellation (VORx)  Horizontal and vertical <60 seconds
Full Battery Clockwise, horizontal <2 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
Saccade High velocity horizontal eye movements 15 sec intervals, random
Saccade  High velocity vertical eye movements 15 sec intervals, random
Vestibular Ocular Reflex (VOR) Fixation during horizontal head motion Variable, metronome
Vestiular Ocular Reflex (VOR) Fixation during vertical head motion 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

Dynamic Vision Focus Paradigm Direction
Smooth Pursuit Real Time Feedback (color) Clockwise
Smooth Pursuit Real Time Feedback (color) Counter clockwise
VOR Real Time Feedback (color) Horizontal fixation
VOR Real Time Feedback (color) Vertical fixation
Coming Soon! Speed based training Clockwise, counter clockwise

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.

User 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
Massachusetts General Hospital

User 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

User testimonial: Stanford University Sports Medicine

“EYE-SYNC is a pivotal tool for clinical decision-making and management of my patients. It provides real-time data to quantify things I am seeing during my assessment, as well as capturing the minute details not visible with the naked eye. EYE-SYNC also allows me to track progress over time, which not only ensures I am providing the correct treatment algorithm, but also improves my patients’ confidence in their recovery and ultimately return to sport. In a world where we are constantly discovering more about the complexities of head injury, clinical objective metrics are imperative to an otherwise subjective pathology.”

Marie Boo, PT, DPT, SCS, CSCS
Board Certified Clinical Specialist in Sports Physical Therapy
Stanford University Sports Medicine

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 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.

  • How does it improve upon my clinical evaluation?

    EYE-SYNC uses high speed, high fidelity cameras to capture the subtlest eye movements, many of which cannot be observed through a standard clinical evaluation. Depending on the type of eye movement, a clinician can utilize this objective analysis to decipher between systems involved that may be performing poorly or are impaired. This ultimately can guide the clinician in determining the best remediation strategy to properly recover the patient.

  • 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 long does it take? Will it disrupt my patient throughput?

    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?

    We provide a hardware/software bundle, similar to that of a mobile phone plan. Pricing is determined by the scope of the needs of each prospective client, as they often differ based on the setting. Our software license is based on unlimited usage for assessments, patients, and clinicians in the same location. For an additional fee, we provide on-site support for baseline services or other similar events you would like our assistance with. By contacting us with specific information, we can be up front about the costs associated with the size of your project.

  • What is included in my purchase?

    Each purchase includes a Samsung GR 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?

    We do offer trials of our technology for select groups, limited to North America. These are usually done with agreed upon criteria up front to ensure successful usage and understanding of the products value and how it can be achieved during the trial.

  • 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.