Mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) or concussion is a major medical and socioeconomic burden in the US and around the world. Injuries to children are a particular concern due to critical development periods and the potential loss of productive years. Currently, concussion assessment relies heavily upon a clinician (athletic trainer or physician) to integrate and interpret multiple, non-unified tests in order to make a return-to-school or return-to-play decision. Additionally, the assessment in current clinical practice includes self-report and subjective measures. There is not a single tool that integrates multiple assessment modes for use in an acute setting and continued monitoring.
VR DETECT is a multi-modal technology for objective concussion assessment that can be deployed in real-time to aid in medical decision-making. DETECT is an immersive environment, reducing outside visual and auditory distraction. DETECT incorporates the key pillars of concussion assessment—neuropsychological, balance, and oculomotor testing—within a single unit that is portable, rapid, and simple to use.