What is Orientation?

Only through continuous orientation with time and space can we learn, react, and avoid injury

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Measuring Orientation

Watch what our founder, Dr. Jam Ghajar, has to say about the importance of identifying and measuring how well we interact with the world around us.

Treating Orientation Impairment

Our eyes are used by the brain to perpetually synchronize with the world around us, providing continuous orientation with time and space. The byproduct of being oriented is focus, or what is more commonly known as “paying attention”. Our ability to learn, react, and avoid injury is based on the brain’s ability to maintain focus and to sustain it at a high level. When this ability is diminished, we become disoriented and the risk of injury increases.

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COMPONENTS OF ASSESSMENT Assessment TYPE TARGETED TREATMENTS

Ocularmotor

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

Smooth Pursuit Visual tracking training using rapid eye-target synchronization

Vestibular

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

VOR Visual fixation on a fixed location while making rapid head movements

Cognitive/fatigue

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

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 throbbing headaches that can be accompanied by nausea and disturbed vision

Migraine Headache Symptom Assessment Standard migraine treatments

Anxiety and altered moods

Depression or anxiety

Psychological Assessment Standard depression and cognitive behavior therapies

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SyncThink Patents

  1. EP 3,032,998 – Granted 3/20/19
    System for cognition and ocularmotor impairment diagnosis using binocular coordination analysis
  2. US 14,530,598 – Granted 1/10/18
    System and method for dynamic content delivery based on gaze analytics
  3. US 9,439,952 – Granted 9/13/16
    Eye tracking headset and system for neuropsychological testing including the detection of brain damage
  4. EP 9,265,458 – Granted 2/23/16
    Application of smooth pursuit cognitive testing paradigms to clinical drug development
  5. EP 1,942,803 – Granted 10/14/15
    Cognition and motor timing diagnosis using smooth eye pursuit analysis