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Halifax Concussion Scanner being tested field side to diagnose concussions.

August 29, 2013, Kitchener, Ontario

Posted by: Robert Deutschmann, Personal Injury Lawyer

Up until now the diagnosis of TBI has been extremely subjective and based heavily on self-reporting of symptoms. Mindful Scientific and the National Research Council have developed a device called the Halifax Consciousness Scanner to diagnose concussion. It measures the brain's electrical activity to help determine any injury.

Players take an initial scan to establish a baseline 'normal'. Sensation, attention, language, perception and memory are measured using a headset and auditory input. The device then measures any changes in brain electrical activity using a headset and tablet computing device after a hard hit.

If the Halifax Consciousness Scanner is proven to work well then it may well become a key diagnostic device helping to get injured players out of the game and to treatment as soon as possible. It may also be helpful in determining when it’s safe for players to return to the activity.

 

 

Posted under Personal Injury, Brain Injury, Concussion Syndrome, Spinal Cord Injury, Treatment

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