Cortical Metrics was one of the winners of the 2014 NFL/GE Head Health Challenge
Calgary, Alberta and Carrboro, North Carolina – July 25, 2017 – CAP (Concussion Active Prevention) Corporation and corticalmetrics announced today that they have signed a long-term strategic alliance to realize market opportunities that will utilize their joint assets.
corticalmetrics has been dedicated to developing objective, quantitative, reliable and efficient assessments of brain performance by merging state-of-the-art engineering and neuroscience. Originally spun out of the University of North Carolina following decades of neuroscientific research, corticalmetrics works with a large consortium of researchers specializing in neurological disorders.
The integration of Brain Gauge into the CAP program allows CAP to cross-communicate data between two different fields in concussion research that has never been done before. This means they can identify the modifiable risk factors in an athlete’s physiology by analysing the kinematics of the body along with the neurological systems in the brain and spinal cord. This data provides a first-hand insight into markers that predict an athlete’s likelihood of sustaining a concussion and the opportunity to prevent it through the CAP program.
Mark Tommerdahl, CEO of corticalmetrics, stated that, “We are very enthusiastic about integrating the Brain Gauge technology into the CAP Program. The data obtained from their breakthrough CAP RAM machine will provide new insights into our concussion research. Our partnership with CAP Corp opens the door to a multi-parametric approach to concussion assessment that could significantly improve our understanding of concussion prevention and treatment.”
Kim Adolphe, CAP Co-Founder commented, “It is such a privilege and honor to work with Mark and his team. Both companies have similar corporate goals – to continue to conduct brain research that delivers practical and effective tools to reduce concussions. Part of our agreement is to dedicate a percentage of revenues towards joint research initiatives. We are looking forward to a long-term, successful partnership.”
CAP Co-Founder Sherwin Ganpatt added that, “We conducted an exhaustive search of biometric devices that could assess different sensory motor regions of the brain and correlate that data to the neuromuscular improvements we see with the CAP training protocol. Brain Gauge met and exceeded our objectives.”
About CAP Corporation
CAP™ Corp was founded on the principle that preventing concussions is not about changing the sport, it’s about changing the athlete. The CAP program puts control in the hands of coaches and athletes at all levels of sport. It is comprised of the patented CAP RAM neck strength testing machine, online neck training courses, an award winning, advanced neurological testing system – Brain Gauge, and a cloud-based management and tracking system.CAP Corp is a social enterprise that funds amateur sports and concussion research by working closely with coaches, athletes, and leading scientists at Universities, Government, and Private Institutes. For more information, visit us at Concussion Active Prevention or email Kim Adolphe.
corticalmetrics is dedicated to developing objective, quantitative, reliable and efficient assessments of brain performance, and we have pursued this goal by merging state-of-the-art engineering and neuroscience. The design of our methodology is based on decades of neuroscientific research. Much of this research is based on high-resolution invasive methods that examine interactions between groups of neurons in the brain. corticalmetrics are the perceptual correlates of those interactions.
The expertise of our team encompasses many fields within neuroscience and engineering, and we work with a large consortium of researchers who specialize in many different neurological disorders.