In some cases, symptoms of a concussion do not appear until a few days later. As medical practice shows, its untimely diagnosis can lead to serious consequences, especially for those who are professionally involved in contact sports.
The Eye-Sync device was developed by the Boston-based company SyncThink and is already approved by the US Food and Drug Administration. Since traumatic brain injuries affect the anticipatory neural network of the brain and eyes, the device focuses on gaze analysis.
To do this, the examinee puts on a virtual reality headset connected to a computer or smartphone with a moving circle on the display. As his eyes follow the movement of the circle, the computer compares them to a baseline "normal" reading. Any deviation will indicate the degree of traumatic brain injury.
Eye-Sync is already being used by the US Army and many college sports teams. Its cost is $ 25, 000.