UConn Helps Pave The Way For Assessing Traumatic Brain Injuries

A device to evaluate concussions is demonstrated by Rohnin Thomas ’17 (CAHNR), left, and Sarah Attansasio ’16 (CAHNR) on Oct. 7, 2015. (Peter Morenus/UConn Photo)

“The device, which is not yet available commercially, is about the size of a smartphone. Placed on a patient’s head, it measures a patient’s electroencephalograph (EEG), or brainwaves, to gauge brain function after head injury…within 10 minutes, the device can help medical personnel determine whether it’s safe for a player who’s had a head injury to return to the athletic field.”

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