The Super Bowl has come and gone which means football season is officially over, which we’re sure many players are happy about as they get some much deserved time off for the next few months. But if a player has suffered from serious head injury during the football season, they could be facing some medical issues in the next couple of months as long as the medical staff were able to diagnose players properly.
A new application nicknamed “NueroAsses” was put together by researchers from the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard, the Beth Israel Medical Center and Hebrew SeniorLife as a way to measure neuromuscular performance. The study participants used a stylus on a tablet to trace objects on the screen as well as follow a moving target around a circle.
The data NeuroAsses receives is then analyzed, while taking account the patient’s age, sex and handedness, to then assign that person a number. That number can then describe the difference in performance between a number of individuals and their conditions.