Tozuda Head Impact Sensor: Interview with Jessie Garcia, Tozuda CEO and Founder

Tozuda, a company based in Philadelphia, has developed a head impact sensor that can be attached to a sports helmet, such as those worn by football or hockey players, and which will indicate if a dangerous impact has occurred. The sensor undergoes a ...
Source: Medgadget - Category: Medical Devices Authors: Tags: Exclusive Neurology Sports Medicine Source Type: blogs

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Discussion Memory is an important part of what distinguishes higher order species from others. Memory also is part of one’s self-identity. Difficulties in short-term memory can make common, everyday tasks difficult for the person experiencing the problem particularly if it recently occurred and the person’s long-term memory is intact. Difficulties with long-term memory can also have problems when language, events or even one’s own identity are affected. For some people the memory loss is temporary but for others, memory impairments are permanent and must be accepted and accommodated as part of the overall...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - Category: Pediatrics Authors: Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news
Abstract SYNOPSIS: Whiplash and concussion may have similar presenting symptoms, biomechanical mechanisms, and neurophysiological sequelae, but neither enjoys a gold standard diagnostic test. Guidelines for whiplash and concussion are developed and implemented separately. This disparate process may contribute to misdiagnosis, delay appropriate primary care management, and impair patient outcomes. In our clinical commentary, we present 3 cases where signs and symptoms consistent with whiplash were identified in primary care. Symptoms in all cases included neck pain, headache, dizziness, and concentration deficits, ...
Source: Physical Therapy - Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Tags: J Orthop Sports Phys Ther Source Type: research
Abstract Head injury is one of the most common injury types in vehicle-to-pedestrian collisions, which leads to death and long-term disabilities. However, detailed analysis of pedestrian head injuries in real world collisions is scarce. Thus the current study used two samples of 120 cases and 184 cases extracted from 1060 pedestrian collision cases captured during 2000-2015 from the GIDAS (German In-Depth-Accident Study) database to investigate the detailed characteristics of AIS2+ pedestrian head injuries. Firstly, the interrelationship between different head injury types (skull fracture, focal brain injury, conc...
Source: Accident; Analysis and Prevention. - Category: Accident Prevention Authors: Tags: Accid Anal Prev Source Type: research
This article provides recommendations to reduce sport-related concussion disability through primary, secondary, and tertiary preventive strategies enacted during the ED visit. Although many recommendations have a solid evidence base, several research gaps remain. The overarching goal of improving sport-related concussion outcome through enactment of ED-based prevention strategies needs to be explicitly studied.
Source: Annals of Emergency Medicine - Category: Emergency Medicine Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 24 May 2019Source: Accident Analysis &PreventionAuthor(s): Guibing Li, Fang Wang, Dietmar Otte, Ciaran SimmsAbstractHead injury is one of the most common injury types in vehicle-to-pedestrian collisions, which leads to death and long-term disabilities. However, detailed analysis of pedestrian head injuries in real world collisions is scarce. Thus the current study used two samples of 120 cases and 184 cases extracted from 1060 pedestrian collision cases captured during 2000–2015 from the GIDAS (German In-Depth-Accident Study) database to investigate the detailed characteristics ...
Source: Accident Analysis and Prevention - Category: Accident Prevention Source Type: research
The objective of this study was to evaluate if the altitude related factors (hypoxia/hypobaria) confound glucose uptake in TBI as measured by FDG uptake. Methods: Adult male C57BL/6J mice (n=32, 6-8 weeks) were used in this study. FDG PET and CT images were acquired using a Siemens Inveon preclinical scanner (Siemens Medical Solutions, Erlangen, Germany) at three time points - (1) before exposing the animals to hypobaric conditions (5000 meters) [baseline], (2) after 12 weeks of high-altitude exposure or at sea-level [week 12] and (3) 12 days after a repetitive closed head injury or sham injury [post-TBI]. The PET/CT data ...
Source: Journal of Nuclear Medicine - Category: Nuclear Medicine Authors: Tags: Basic Science II (Neurosciences) Source Type: research
Conclusion We have reviewed the literature and identified blood biomarkers with the highest discriminative abilities as determined by operating characteristics in four commonly encountered clinical situations: diagnosing concussion, predicting the need for a CT scan after mTBI, predicting delayed recovery after mTBI, and predicting poor outcome after sTBI. The top performers in each category may provide insight into pathogenic mechanisms of TBI that most influence the measured endpoint. Nonetheless, many challenges remain before these biomarkers can be incorporated into clinical practice. In particular, it remains unclear...
Source: Frontiers in Neurology - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
Sarah Kaye1, Mark H. Sundman2, Eric E. Hall3*, Ethan Williams4, Kirtida Patel5 and Caroline J. Ketcham3 1Mailman Research Center, McLean Hospital, Belmont, MA, United States 2Department of Psychology, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, United States 3Department of Exercise Science, Elon University, Elon, NC, United States 4Office of the Dean of Students, Elon University, Elon, NC, United States 5Department of Sports Medicine, Elon University, Elon, NC, United States Previous consensus statements on sports concussion have highlighted the importance of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and loss of...
Source: Frontiers in Neurology - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
Conclusion: Financial compensation was related to victims' long-term severity of impairment, although some extreme cases with severe disability were granted very poor compensation. Introduction Traumatic brain injury (TBI) occurs at a high incidence with more than 50 million people sustaining a TBI each year worldwide (1). Related to this, people with TBI are frequently involved in a litigation with claim compensation proceedings because another person was partly or wholly at fault for causing the injury, in particular in the context of road traffic accidents. While lawsuits after TBI are frequent, research...
Source: Frontiers in Neurology - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
Conclusions: mTBI patients continue to be told to rest for longer than expert recommendations and practice guidelines. This study supports growing evidence that prolonged rest after mTBI is generally unhelpful, as patients in the exposure group were less likely to have resumed work/school at 1–2 months post-injury. We could not identify patient characteristics associated with getting prolonged rest advice. Further exploration of who gets told to rest and who delivers the advice could inform strategic de-implementation of this clinical practice. Introduction In the early twenty-first century, complete rest until...
Source: Frontiers in Neurology - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
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