Tag Archives: EEG Test

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 »

The Link Between Sports Concussions and Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE)

Neuroscience researchers from Boston University recently confirmed that former NFL player Dave Duerson suffered from chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), a serious degenerative brain disease. Duerson committed suicide in February, leaving behind a note (and sending a text message) for his family, asking that his brain be donated to the CSTE Brain Bank, also known as… 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 »

Portable EEG as a Diagnostic Screening Tool for TBI

Interesting work being done with field-ready, portable EEG systems that are being tested as TBI triage units in hospital emergency departments.  The software algorithms that drive these EEG systems are becoming so sophisticated that a lightweight, simple EEG test is nearly as accurate as a traditional (and expensive/heavyweight) CT scan for TBI related cognitive impairment.… Read More »

Future Diagnostic Options for Alzheimer’s, MCI, and Brain Injuries

With the increasing waves of people at risk for Alzheimer’s and Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI), the health care industry is grappling with how to provide cognitive diagnostic tools that are easy to administer in a doctor’s office or health clinic, and do not require invasive procedures. Baseline cognitive assessments for memory are an obvious first… Read More »