News & Notes
- OTT Offering SBIR/STTR Workshop October 27 ... View More
- OTT signed an exclusive agreement with a genetics research company for a medical exome array. This technology shows promise for the analysis of medically relevant genes. It was developed by Madhuri Hedge in human genetics.
- PhRMA Organization Honors Raymond Schinazi with Excellence in Academic Research Award ... View More
- Emory Start-ups Prove Successful in Impact, Getting Inventions to Market ... View More
- Technology: One-Minute Point-of-Care Anemia Test Shows Promise in New Study ... View More
- Technology Transfer Contributes Multiple Benefits to Universities, Study Co-authored by OTT's Sherer ... View More
- Emory Start-up: Clearside Biomedical Completes $16M Series B ... View More
- Emory Licensee: Agilent Technologies Introduces New Exome Optimized for Clinical Research Sequencing ... View More
- Emory Start-up: Cambium Medical Technologies signs collaboration agreement with Gwowei Technology Company ... View More
DETECT: A Rapid, Portable Technology to Screen for Concussions and Mild Traumatic Brain Injury
David Wright, MD, FACEP
Concussions from traumatic brain injury are a growing concern for organized sports and the military. Current diagnostic methods rely on subjective assessments at the time of injury that are inaccurate and laborious neuropsychological tests days after the injury that are too long after the event to provide real time decisions and medical treatments. These delays can increase the risk for further injury. David Wright and other researchers at Emory University have developed an immersive, computerized platform to diagnose mild traumatic brain injury (or concussions). The system can complete an assessment in minutes not hours and does not require the patient to be standing during the exam. The DETECT system allows for testing at the time of injury in diverse environments where the examiner does not have full control, such as on the sidelines of sporting events or at war zones.