An award-winning health tech company says a recent study shows how data from their game-based technology can improve rehabilitation for those diagnosed with a concussion
Highmark Interactive says the study demonstrates how their EQ Brain Performance (EQ) measures deficits in balance that result from a concussion. This gives medical professionals a quantifiable way of “differentiating between healthy individuals and those with
An award-winning health tech company says a recent study shows how data from their game-based technology can improve rehabilitation for those diagnosed with a concussion.
EQ is the world’s first FDA-cleared, gamified, mobile neurological assessment tool. Highmark says the technology improves on conventional evaluations that rely on the comparison of current performance to a single point in the past. Instead, EQ technology allows patients to have their brain’s performance evaluated over time, “representing the individual as a ‘movie’ and not just a static picture,” Highmark said.
Seventy subjects were recruited from sports medicine clinics to take part in the study. Thirty-one of the participants had no history of concussion while 39 had a clinical concussion diagnosis, verified by an FRCPC sports medicine practitioner.
The software gives clinicians a data-driven diagnosis of concussion, allowing care givers to incorporate symptom-specific treatment for concussed individuals.