What is concussion?

The most underreported, under diagnosed, and underestimated type of brain trauma, concussions account for 90% of all traumatic brain injuries.

Unpacking Concussion

Watch how the latest research on concussion is changing the way it is defined, managed, and treated.

Targeted treatment

University of Pittsburgh Medical Center has pioneered a new clinical profiles approach, where treatment can be categorized and targeted more effectively. Ocular-motor and vestibular-balance impairments account for most neurological dysfunction. By assessing for ocular-motor impairment first, the danger of return-to-play and risk of secondary injury can be confirmed or eliminated.

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ComponentS OF ASSESSMENT Assessment TOOLS TARGETED TREATMENTS
Ocular-motor impairment

The inability to synchronize visual information with motor and cognitive functions.

EYE-SYNC Eye Tracking Visual tracking training using rapid eye-target synchronization
Vestibular-balance dysfunction

Impairments to the vestibular system – the balance center of the brain – affecting the ability to coordinate head and eye movements

EYE-SYNC Vestibular Visual fixation on a fixed location while making rapid head movements
Cognitive fatigue

Decreased working memory, recall, and reaction time. Becoming distracted or fatigured following prolonged periods of concentration.

EYE-SYNC SCAT5
Computerized Neurocognitive Testing
Improved sleep habits, reduction in stress, and cognitive strategies
Cervical Spine

Non-concussive injuries, such as neck whiplash, can also cause concussion-like symptoms

Clinical Assessment of Cervical Spine Standard manual therapies
Migraine headaches

Recurring, often throbbin headaches that can be accompanied by nausea and disturbed vision

Migraine Headache Symptom
Assessment
Standard migraine treatments
Anxiety and altered moods

Depression or anxiety

Pyschological Assessment Standard depression and cognitive behavior therapies

The content provided is an information resource only and is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.

Clinical Research

Funded in 2011 by the Department of Defense, EYE-TRAC Advance was a 8,000+ subject study to test normal and concussed subjects using novel EYE-SYNC eye tracking technology capable of assessing visual attention focus precisely, reliably and within a minute. Over 5,700 active duty military members enrolled, and baselines were collected at over 60 schools in NY and CA among thousands of students.

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Literature References

SyncThink Patents

  1. US 7,384,399 – Granted 6/10/08
    Cognition and motor timing diagnosis and training system and method
  2. US 7,708,700 – Granted 5/4/10
    Training system and method for improving cognition and motor timing
  3. US 7,819,818 – Granted 10/26/10
    Cognition and motor timing diagnosis using smooth eye pursuit analysis
  4. US 8,048,002 – Granted 1/1/11
    Method for improving cognition and motor timing
  5. EP 1,942,803 – Granted 10/14/15
    Cognition and motor timing diagnosis using smooth eye pursuit analysis