Concussions and the diagnosis of and treatment for them are one of the largest talking points surrounding both professional and collegiate sports. Every sports medicine staff is searching for the best ways to help keep players safe and better recognize when they may be affected by a concussion. Previously, several schools at the Division I level, including Stanford, Texas, Iowa State, and Notre Dame signed on with SyncThink and their EYE-SYNC technology to help in the diagnosis and monitoring of concussion symptoms.
Now, the Pac-12 Conference has announced that they will partner with the company as well, providing EYE-SYNC technology for all of its member schools. The partnership was approved by the Pac-12 Student-Athlete Health and Well-Being Initiative board last week and will make EYE-SYNC available to all of the member institutions for use across all sports.
EYE-SYNC is a virtual-reality headset that allows for objective testing of a student-athlete with results in just 60-seconds. The product, developed by Dr. Jamshid Ghajar, is FDA-approved, and can help sports medicine staffs to quickly determine whether athletes should be allowed to return to play.
The technology will be fully rolled out to all 12 member universities by January of 2018.