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FDA OKs mHealth Platform to Help Care Providers Treat Concussions

March 6, 2019 - Federal regulators have given their approval to an mHealth platform that uses virtual reality technology to improve care management for people suffering from a concussion. The US Food and Drug Administration has granted breakthrough device designation to EYE-SYNC, a mobile health platform developed by Boston-based SyncThink. This latest approval follows the FDA’s clearance in...


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Non-Profit Uses mHealth to Improve Concussion Education, Treatment

by Eric Wicklund

A global non-profit is using an mHealth wearable to teach healthcare providers and others how to identify and treat concussions. TeachAids, a Stanford University spinoff that has developed internationally recognized HIV and AIDS education...

Telemedicine Helps Sports Doctors Manage Their Patient Workload

by Eric Wicklund

A telemedicine program to manage care for sports-related orthopedic injuries reduces the cost and time of treatment, according to physicians at two prominent Mid-Atlantic health systems. It also rates quite highly on the patient...

Researchers Ready to Test mHealth Diagnostic Device for Head Injuries

by Eric Wicklund

Harvard University researchers are ready for large-scale testing of an mHealth device that could detect traumatic brain injury from a drop of blood. The researchers are working with Boston-based mobile health device company BioDirection...

mHealth, Social Gaming Combined in Concussion Treatment for Teens

by Eric Wicklund

Researchers at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center and Ohio State University’s Wexner Medical Center are combining an mHealth app and gaming technology to help teens recover from a concussion. The two health systems...

Rural Schools turn to mHealth - and the NFL - for Concussion Management Help

by Eric Wicklund

A two-year telemedicine project to link student-athletes in 19 rural school districts with Houston Methodist Hospital’s Concussion Center could be a model for a statewide program – and a model for other states as well. The...

FDA OK’s mHealth Device for Detecting Concussion Symptoms

by Eric Wicklund

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved two mHealth devices designed to test adults and children for concussive effects immediately after a head injury. The imPACT and imPACT Pediatric devices won’t enable healthcare...

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