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The History

2017

SyncThink upgrades hardware version 2.0 to Gear VR with built-in eye trackers.

SyncThink works with Shire to apply SyncThink technology to clinical models.

2016

SyncThink awarded FDA clearance for EYE-SYNC, and its 10th patent.

2015

Stanford adopts and develops protocol around EYE-SYNC.

2014

SyncThink integrates eye tracking assessments onto emerging VR platform, called EYE-SYNC.

 

2013

SyncThink is awarded Department of Defense grant to develop lightweight platform for field use.

2012

SyncThink develops head-mounted eye tracking platform using clam shell design.

Brain Trauma Foundation awarded $25M grant to pursue largest-ever ocular-motor clinical study. 

2010

First prototype headset developed.

Dr. Ghajar, Dr. Jun Maruta, and study link of predictive eye tracking impairment.

 

2009

SyncThink founded to develop mobile eye tracking technology and analytics in support of research with Department of Defense.

 

2006-2008

In 2006, Dr. Jam Ghajar and Dr. Minah Suh publish an investigation into predictive eye tracking and mild traumatic brain injury (concussion) for Brain Trauma Foundation (BTF).

Two years later, Dr. Ghajar and Dr. Richard Ivry publish a new theory of Predictive Brain State – a mechanism for attention that is affected by injury.

2003

First study of timing impairments funded by the James S. McDonnell Foundation, conducted in a collaboration between University of California, San Francisco, University of California, Berkeley, and Weill Cornell Medical College. The study was led by Dr. Jam Ghajar, Principal Investigator.

The Predictive Brain

Our brains have an inherent challenge. It takes time to process information and the outside world is not still, nor are we. So we are always in the past. Yet we interact in the present- catch the ball, have conversations and drive our cars. How do we do it if all we sense has already happened?

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SyncThink Launches “SyncThink Express” Injury Response Solution

Palo Alto, CA—October 3, 2018 – EYE-SYNC technology and SyncThink support team now available at a moment’s notice for programs at all levels […]

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NFL Hall of Fame Quarterback and San Francisco 49er Legend Steve Young Joins the SyncThink Advisory Board

Palo Alto, CA – September 10, 2018 — Pioneering brain health analytics company, SyncThink, announces Steve Young will join the company as an advisor.

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Q&A with Laura Yecies, CEO of Neuro-Technology Company SyncThink

By Andrea Smith – July 2nd, 2018 If you’re looking to join a company where you can use your tech skills and make a huge impact on brain health, take a look at SyncThink. The neuro-technology and brain health analytics company, founded in 2009 and based in Palo Alto, CA., develops eye-tracking technology analytics that give medical […]

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Adapting to Innovation: Integrating Eye Tracking Metrics into Your Clinical Practice

Through the process of discovery and innovation, the evolution of clinical practice affords clinicians the opportunity to gain new skills and improve decision making as a result of new, high-fidelity patient data collected and enhanced workflow these opportunities create. Today, however, we have seen a glut of emerging technologies, diagnostics, and equipment create confusion in […]

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SyncThink’s EYE-SYNC Named Best New Technology Solution for Monitoring by MedTech Breakthrough Awards

June 6, 2018—Palo Alto, CA—SyncThink, a leader in neurotechnology and brain health analytics with foundational IP in eye tracking, had its EYE-SYNC technology named by MedTech Breakthrough as the best new technology solution for monitoring in its 2018 MedTech Breakthrough Awards program. The EYE-SYNC technology is an eye tracking solution currently used by top organizations […]

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Behind an FDA Clearance

An FDA clearance is necessary to market a medical device in the United States. Everyone is aware that regulatory hurdles can be an expensive, intrusive process. Having one carries a lot of weight. However, few companies have been through the process and rarely discuss the challenges. But there are benefits to transparency. Users of SyncThink […]

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Seeing What Can’t Be Seen:
A Firsthand Account of the Power of the SyncThink Platform

  When Opportunity Knocks When I was first exposed to the EYE-SYNC technology, I had already been working for five years as part of a collaborative, multidisciplinary group of researchers at Stanford to better understand the natural history of head injury. We maintained a collective curiosity about novel ways this epidemic could be better understood, […]

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A Different Kind of Sync

I have had the good fortune to enjoy over 25 years of building a range of software businesses – enterprise and consumer – big companies and startups.   I loved the challenge and am proud of the positive impact of these products which have touched millions (SugarSync, Catch) and in some cases hundreds of millions (Netscape, […]

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SyncThink Appoints Laura Yecies as Chief Executive Officer

SyncThink, a world leader in neurotechnology and brain health analytics with foundational IP in eye-tracking, announces the appointment of Laura Yecies as its new CEO.

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Richard Sherman, Like More NFL Stars, Is Playing the Tech Game

By Jon Swartz March 16, 2018 4:03 p.m. ET Richard Sherman plays football for a living, but he’s also tackling the technology game. The four-time Pro Bowl cornerback, who recently signed a three-year, $39.15 million free-agent contract with the San Francisco 49ers, is one of a growing number of NFL stars helping promote tech start-ups. He’s an […]

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The Top 6 Virtual Reality Digital Health Companies

Virtual reality in medicine is certainly a hot trend at the moment, with the global market for VR in healthcare expected to reach 3.8 billion by 2020. Justin Barad, Founder and CEO of startup Osso VR, summarizes the impact of immersive technology in medicine: “Virtual Reality is a unique technology that has a wide variety of disruptive medical […]

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