Trend: Software-based assessments of memory & cognition to detect concussions after head trauma



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.”

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