Traumatic Brain Injury
The brain is very fragile and any damage to the tissue can impact the function of the brain and even lead to permanent disability.
Traumatic brain injuries (TBI) need to be identified quickly for proper diagnosis and monitored for proper treatment.
IMPAIRMENT EVEN FROM MILD BRAIN TRAUMA
- Mild brain trauma can unleash a cascade of 15 adverse neurological events which can lead to short and long-term neurocognitive impairment – Source: Phys. Sports Med 27, no 8 (1999)
- Only 10% of high school and college football players with concussion injuries report a loss of consciousness – Source: Am J Sports Med 28, no 5 (2000)
DETECTION OF FIRST BRAIN INJURY IS CRITICAL
“Second impact” syndrome (exposure to concussion before recovery of the first injury) can result in longer term brain injury and even fatalities.
The American Centre of Disease Control (CDC)) reported that
- 1 year after original injury, 20% of individuals reporting mild TBI or concussion continue to experience post-concussion effects or cognitive defects.
- 1 in 5 student athletes report prolonged cognitive defects due to brain injury incidence
THE DWL TBI DEVICE
The TBI Detection Solution consists of the DWL TBI Software which includes an algorithm to help clinicians and researchers detect and monitor TBIs and a small TBI Device so it can used on the field.
The DWL TBI Device instantly scans the blood vessels in the brain and is able to detect occurrences of TBI. An immediate alert indicates if there is danger of TBI.
WHO CAN USE THE TBI DEVICE?
- Professional Sports Teams
- High Schools
- Concussion follow-up
- Hospital ER’s
- Neurologists and TBI follow-up