Smart helmets with embedded brainwave monitoring technology will automate detection of concussions for caregivers on the sidelines. There is a high unmet need that is not properly addressed by motion sensors which have proven to be clinically unreliable in monitoring brain injury. Find out more about NoMo technology (here).
Our CMO, Dr. James Noble, shares clinical insight into how concussions present in soccer (here). There is a need for more research and improved diagnostic devices for real-time monitoring of athletes.
An interview with the lead author from The American Journal of Sports Medicine, Effects of the New York State Concussion Management and Awareness Act (“Lystedt Law”) on Concussion-Related Emergency Health Care Utilization Among Adolescents, 2005-2015 (here). More on Zack Lystadt's concussion survivor's journey (here).
In a 15-year retrospective study (here) of 1,200 varsity student athletes at Columbia University in New York, Dr. James Noble, NoMo Diagnostics CMO, found:
- the most commonly reported concussion symptoms include headache, impaired concentration, and dizziness;
- the risk of concussion was higher among females (23.3 percent) than males (17 percent) over the course of their collegiate career; and,
- the findings support prior research that indicate female contact sport athletes have a greater risk of concussion injuries than their male counterparts. The reasons for this difference are not clear, but awareness of this finding is an important step in taking these injuries into consideration.