X2 Biosystems, a company with offices in Redwood City, CA and Seattle, WA, is releasing its X2 Head Impact Management System for detection and evaluation of events suspected of causing concussion. This may be an important development, as concussions during sporting events can go undetected and many existing tools have limitations such as subjectivity, difficulty in using the technology, or poor participation by the athletes.
The X2 system relies on X-Patch Pro sensors that stick to the skin behind the ear. These have Bluetooth wireless built-in and share their data with a connected tablet running the Head Impact Data Management app that a coach or another person can use to monitor athletes from the sidelines. Moreover, the data is saved on the cloud to allow more detailed historical review at any time.
In order to get accurate results, athletes first perform a neuro-cognitive assessment at the beginning of a sports season to calibrate to their normal state. Following a suspect concussion, the system alerts the person with the tablet and suggests to perform tests on the accompanying Integrated Concussion Evaluation (ICE), the results of which may warrant a trip to the hospital. The ICE app is already in use the by the NFL, NHL, and MLS to screen athletes for injuries.
Product page: X2 Head Impact Management System…
Via: X2 Biosystems