CARRBORO, N.C. – An accurate method of diagnosing and tracking the recovery from concussions and brain trauma has largely escaped even the most massive organizations in America.
The National Football League, which had $15 billion in revenue in 2018, has made a notable effort to limit head injuries on the football field as 214 concussions were reported in the 2018 NFL preseason and regular season.
Diagnosing concussions commonly relies on two very subjective and faulty processes: the imPACT test and a doctor’s interpretation of a patient’s response to questioning. However, Cortical Metrics, a biotechnology company based in Carrboro, and its Brain Gauge, created by Dr. Mark Tommerdahl, have a critical ingredient every previous form of concussion detection has been without: touch.
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