Diagnosing concussion with soundwave technology

Written by Courtney Johnson

A novel device, termed HS-1000, is being utilized by researchers at the Vanderbilt Sports Concussion Center (VSCC; TN, USA) in an ongoing study to devise algorithms for non-injured and concussed brains. The device relies upon detecting the resistance to soundwaves in the cranial cavity in order to measure intracranial pressure and therefore detect injury. The current method for determining concussion injuries on the sidelines is the Sport Concussion Recognition Tool. This method observes an athlete’s behavior when answering a selection of questions and records the findings using a scorecard system. This is a subjective examination and can also be influenced...

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