University of Georgia Partners with SyncThink to Implement EYE-SYNC
Athletics medical staff to utilize the technology to identify impairment and monitor fatigue of student athletes
Palo Alto, CA—April 30, 2018—SyncThink, a leader in neuro-technology with foundational IP in eye-tracking analytics, announces today its partnership with the University of Georgia Athletics Association. The sports medicine program at the University of Georgia will employ the EYE-SYNC technology amongst its 19 athletic programs to support the medical care and proactive monitoring of student-athletes. The SyncThink platform will be utilized by medical personnel on field and in sports medicine facilities.
Georgia now joins a host of NCAA programs such as the University of Texas, Notre Dame, and the Pac 12 Conference to incorporate the novel eye tracking solution as part of the institutional concussion management program.
“Onboarding such a prestigious program as University of Georgia is further example of using EYE-SYNC’s objective measurements of injury and performance as a best practice in the care of athletes and optimization of their training program” said CEO of SyncThink, Laura Yecies. “We’re excited to continue working with top organizations adopting our platform as part of their athlete management protocol.”
The SyncThink platform incorporates a multi-modal assessment inventory featuring the FDA cleared EYE-SYNC technology, which uses a modified virtual reality goggle to objectively measure and detect visual impairments in less than a minute. The technology was developed through extensive research over a ten-year period by Stanford neurosurgeon Dr. Jamshid Ghajar.
SyncThink CCO Scott Anderson is excited for the Georgia sports medicine program to utilize the technology in numerous ways. “Certainly, partnering with Ron Courson and the University of Georgia is a great opportunity for us,” Anderson said, “I expect we will see them do some interesting things with our solution in an effort to more comprehensively understand how to ensure their athletes are ready to perform at their best. Objectively measuring readiness is a new frontier and what we are all about.”
SyncThink continues to focus on the application of its core EYE-SYNC technology to bring objective eye-tracking analytics to the sidelines and clinic. The SyncThink platform is a comprehensive and objective assessment tool that measures dynamic visual attention and includes cognitive and vestibular/balance assessments to examine the full spectrum of brain health, rapidly, reliably and accurately in a VR headset.
About SyncThink: SyncThink develops revolutionary eye-tracking technology analytics, now in VR headsets, that give medical professionals objective metrics for visual attention and dynamic orientation. Based on 15 years of research and 12 granted patents, SyncThink’s first product, EYE-SYNC, is a 60-second, objective sideline assessment that uses eye tracking to evaluate for ocular motor impairments and vestibular balance dysfunction – the two most common and serious components of concussion. FDA-cleared for detecting eye-tracking impairment, EYE-SYNC is used by leading university athletic departments and medical clinics, from Stanford University to Massachusetts General Hospital, EYE-SYNC is transforming brain health assessment, recovery, and monitoring. www.syncthink.co