As of today, there are no medical imaging modalities capable of detecting brain concussions, the only way to do so is via a pen and paper test which can only be performed by trained professionals.
Hence, no diagnosis, leads to no proper rest, which leads to a higher risk of repeated brain trauma which leads to long-term effects and chronic diseases such as Alzheimer or CTE.
At C-MedTec we are developing an innovative method for the detection and monitoring of brain concussions in order to promote and provide a safer sport practice.
THE C-MEDTEC TEAM
MSc in Micro-Engineering
MSc in Medical Robotics
PROF E. CHARBON
Head of Advanced Quantum Architecture (AQUA) Lab, EPFL
Senior Medical buisness coach, EPFL , Innovation Park
Until now, there are no medical technologies capable of detecting Concussions on-field, portable and in a wireless manner. Concussions are very difficult to detect and diagnose as damage to the brain is an internal, physiological injury rather than an external, anatomical injury.
Additionally, only very highly skilled trained professionals can detect concussions based on their experience and by the use of a pen and paper assessments, the so-called “neuropsychological questionnaires”. Moreover, these assessments and written tests, not only they can easily be misinterpreted and misdiagnosed mild concussions but can only be performed when the patient is conscious.
Similarly, no imaging techniques such as a CT scan or an MRI are capable of detecting such injury. Few are capable but are complex, expensive and highly inaccessible.
C-Medtec is developing a detection cap using an innovative technology that is capable of measuring brain metabolism and pick up undesired neurological behavior after the brain is exposed to a shock.
We are also developing an app that will connect the device as well as it will allow you to perform digital neuropsychological and cognitive assessments.