Lifetime Tracking of Brain Injuries with Accurate, Real-Time, Non-Invasive Assessment
Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) is a silent epidemic. 69 million people worldwide are estimated to sustain a TBI each year, from a range of causes including traffic accidents, athletic participation, falling injuries, violence, and combat. This epidemic is called “silent” because the injuries and symptoms often go unrecognized and untreated. The problems worsen with repeat injuries, especially if the brain is not given adequate recovery time after an incident. This makes early, accurate detection and ready availability of an individual’s previous results critical for both recovery and prevention of chronic symptoms.
As many as 3.8 million sports and recreation-related concussions happen in the U.S. each year. Studies show the more concussions you get, the more likely you are to suffer long term consequences, especially if you do not give the brain enough time to heal between injuries. Concussions and mild Traumatic Brain Injury (mTBI) are the hardest to detect and may not always have obvious signs and symptoms. Concussions happen without losing consciousness and you can even experience a concussion without a direct impact to the head with forceful enough blow to the body.
To address this growing problem and the limitations of currently available diagnostic tools and assessment protocols, EyeMarker Systems developed BRAD-BIT, a platform for accurate, rapid detection and lifetime tracking of concussions and mild Traumatic Brain Injury (mTBI). The system consists of the hand-held Brain Rapid Assessment Device (BRAD) and the Brain Injury Tracker (BIT) platform, together forming BRAD-BIT.
The BRAD device automates the swinging light test, which has been used by doctors for decades in to identify a relative afferent pupillary defect (RAPD), a symptom of traumatic brain injury.
EyeMarker is currently raising capital to complete commercialization of the BRAD-BIT system. Help us saves lives and minds.