X2 Bio’s Software Helped The Seahawks Make The Right Call Evaluating Cliff Avril In The Super Bowl (Forbes):
“Seahawks defensive end Cliff Avril lay motionless on the field tonight in the Super Bowl, after a brutal blow to the head and body in the third quarter.
The good news is that he was able to get up on his own and exit the field with assistance. The better news is that he had well trained team doctors–including an independent neurologic consultant–ready to begin a detailed neurologic exam to evaluate him after the collision…
And thanks to specialized ICE concussion software developed by X2 Bio, a Seattle based technology company working in partnership with the NFL and other major sports leagues, Avril underwent a comprehensive examination to evaluate his memory, cognition, and balance—key elements that can determine if a player has suffered a concussion…
While the NFL claims that concussions have declined by nearly 30 percent this year, the reality is that such collisions will continue to occur. While safe tackling techniques and neck strengthening promoted by such organizations as USA Football may help to prevent a concussion, properly evaluating a player after serious head trauma requires rapid and reliable data retrieval with a platform that can spot early signs of a concussion.”