Concussion is a traumatic brain injury that affects your brain function. Effects are usually temporary but can include headaches and problems with concentration, memory, balance and coordination.1 Current scientific methods to quickly assess for a potential concussion include the King-Devick Test (K-D Test) of rapid number naming which requires eye movements as well as attention, language, concentration and other areas whose functions correlate with suboptimal brain function.2 Eye tracking technology combined with the K-D Test brings more quantitative tools to brain injury management.3 Utilizing EyeTechDS Inc. technology, the King-Devick Eye Tracking System's real-time automated data measurement and visualizations of eye movements provides a detailed assessment of oculomotor function during performance of the King-Devick Test allowing for quantification of injury severity and recovery progression.4
1. Mayo Clinic. (2017 July 29). Concussion. Retrieved from: https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/concussion/symptoms-causes/syc-20355594 2. Galetta KM, Liu M, Leong D, et al. The King-Devick test of rapid number naming for concussion detection: meta-analysis and systematic review of the literature. Concussion. 2016; 1(2). 3. Rizzo JR, Hudson TE, Dai W, et al. Rapid number naming in chronic concussion: eye movements in the King-Devick test. Ann Clin Transl Neurol. 2016;3(1):801-811. 4. King-Devick Test and Eye Tech DS to Unveil Vision Tracking Technology at CES 2016. (2016, January 7). Retrieved December 13, 17, from EyeTechDS unveil Vision Tracking
About King-Devick Test Inc.
King-Devick technologies, inc. offers a broad set of evidence-based solutions utilizing integrated technology for concussion management, reading performance, and as indicators of neurological function. King-Devick products have been scientifically validated in more than 80 recent peer reviewed articles published in elite medical journals related to concussion management, reading solutions, Alzheimer's disease, hypoxia, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson's disease, extreme sleep deprivation and ALS.
Founded in 1996, EyeTech designs algorithms, hardware, and software for eye tracking systems used in speech devices which help paralyzed individuals communicate and control their computer hands-free using only eye movements. The technology is now being incorporated into emerging industrial and consumer applications in medical diagnostic solutions for neurological testing, simulation and training solutions, vehicle safety, security, gaming, wearable VR/AR solutions and more.