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Field-Side Mobile-Device Oculomotor Function Assessment

Award Information
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services
Branch: National Institutes of Health
Contract: 1R41NS087666-01
Agency Tracking Number: R41NS087666
Amount: $224,810.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: STTR
Solicitation Topic Code: NINDS
Solicitation Number: PA13-235
Timeline
Solicitation Year: 2014
Award Year: 2014
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): N/A
Award End Date (Contract End Date): N/A
Small Business Information
1410 Sachem Place
CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA 22901-2496
United States
DUNS: 120839477
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 NATHAN RICHARDS
 (434) 973-1215
 barron@bainet.com
Business Contact
 CONNIE HOOVER
Phone: (434) 973-1215
Email: barron@bainet.com
Research Institution
 UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA
 
UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA BOX 400195 CHARLOTTSVILLE, VA 22904-4195
CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA 22904-4195
United States

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 Nonprofit College or University
Abstract

DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimate that 1.6 - 3.8 million concussions occur annually. Although striking, these figures are vast underestimates of the actual number of afflicted individuals because many who have suffered a concussion are never diagnosed because they do not seek medical advice. During competition and practice, athletes are at a relatively high risk of sustaining a concussion injury. Undiagnosed or ignored concussion may lead to a prolonged recovery or place the athlete at risk for a potentially more damaging secondary concussion. The risk of both premature return-to-play and secondary impact is exacerbated by the lack of quick and reliable side-line concussion assessment following the initial brain injury. Currently available field-side tools assess attention, memory, and balance, but have not been shown to provide an adequate set of reliable and objective measures. The proposed research program aims to protect athletes (youth t

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