traumatic brain injury

By Tom Sullivan May 2, 2017
The U.S. Department of Defense has picked Abbott Laboratories to develop a traumatic brain injury test in a one-bid contract. Abbott has been working with DoD on similar projects that clinicians can use to conduct tests via mobile devices already in place since at least 2014. DoD put the new contract total at $11.3 million and said of that $2.5 million was obligated when it named Abbott. “Work...
By Jonah Comstock July 31, 2015
The US Department of Defense may soon start using smartphone-based diagnosis tools to detect traumatic brain injuries in soldiers on the battlefield. According to a post on its "Armed with Science" blog, the DoD is working with Bethesda, Maryland-based BrainScope to put its FDA-cleared Ahead 200 device into action. Currently, it takes a CT scan to definitively establish the presence of a...
By Jonah Comstock March 25, 2013
Attendees at Mad*Pow's Healthcare Experience Design (HXD) 2013 conference in Boston got one freebie that wasn't in the gift bag: an extra seven-and-a-half minutes of their life. At least, that's according to SuperBetter founder Jane McGonigal, who took attendees through a demo of the SuperBetter game in her morning keynote. SuperBetter, a Rock Health startup that's received a fair amount of media...