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

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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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