Tag Archives: NeuroVigil

The Future Wave of Medical Technology

The Exponential Medicine Conference in San Diego last week provided a forward looking view on what health care will be like in the future, along with quickly evolving news on medical technology advances. The conference, which featured insights from practicing physicians, leading edge medical researchers, biotech & health tech executives (including Craig Venter, Peter Diamandis,… Read More »

Combining Cognitive Drug Therapy with Brain Device Therapy

The CNS Summit, held in Boca Raton this year, is a forward looking conference on the state of drug development for a wide range of brain disorders. The past few years have not been kind to CNS drug companies, with several notable failures in clinical trials for drugs to cure, or at least slow down… Read More »

Sports Concussion Testing with Portable EEG

A new study published in the Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation points to some interesting work being done using portable EEG systems to monitor sports concussions. The study analyzed results from almost 400 high school and collegiate football players during the 2008-2009 playing season in Milwaukee, WI. A total of 28 players sustained concussions during… Read More »

Cognitive Assessment and Rehabilitation for Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)

A recent initiative from the Congressional Brain Injury Task Force highlights an important issue affecting millions of Americans living with traumatic brain injury (TBI): the lack of long-term TBI rehabilitation care for most people, including those with health care insurance. A letter from the office of U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords to HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius… Read More »

Concussions in School and Pro Sports – An Update

This week I had the opportunity to ask Dr. David Darby, Chief Medical Officer of CogState, for his views on the hot topic of concussions in school sports. Several states are in the process of enacting legislation that call for formal evaluation of an athlete’s cognitive health after a concussion on the playing field. The… Read More »