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EYE-TRAC Advance

Funded in 2011 by U.S. Department of Defense

What is it?

A 10,000 subject study to test normal and concussed subjects using novel EYE-SYNC eye tracking technology capable of assessing visual attention focus precisely, reliably and within a minute. Over 5,700 active duty military members enrolled, and baselines collected at over 60 schools in NY and CA.

Recent research has demonstrated that people who sustain a concussion may have behavioral and cognitive disabilities. Due to the nature of athletic and military activities (i.e., contact sports, combat), athletes and military personnel are among the most at risk for experiencing a concussion. The Brain Trauma Foundation seeks to better understand eye-tracking brain function in these populations to assess normal brain attention function and help assess those who are affected by a concussion.

The EYE-TRAC Advance study has been reviewed and approved by the Weill Cornell Medical College Institutional Review Board.

Key milestones

  • Data on normal eye tracking in all age groups
  • Data on eye variants that may impact eye tracking
  • Data on concussed athletes compared to normals and baselines

Interested in participating in the ETA study?

BTF is currently recruiting participants of all different ages to study normal and abnormal eye-tracking and cognitive testing:

  • Healthy individuals ages 7 and up with no history of head injury
  • Individuals with suspected concussions ages 7 and up who experienced a concussive event within the last two weeks and who had at least one post-concussive symptom
  • Individuals with eyesight conditions ages 18-74 with a clinical diagnosis of an eyesight condition, such as those with astigmatism, color blindness, or who wear contact lenses, and who have no history of head injury

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