PITTSBURGH, March 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — Neuro Kinetics, Inc.
manufacturers of noninvasive medical diagnostic equipment used
worldwide for neurophysiologic/neurotologic testing, said today
that it will showcase its eye-tracking I-Portal® technology and
the company’s collaborative push with the military to develop
earlier diagnosis of combat injuries, at the upcoming 2011 Brain
Injury Awareness Day on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C.
The March 16th event is being organized by the Congressional
Brain Injury Task Force, a nonpartisan effort of more than 110
Congressional members to raise awareness of brain injuries
afflicting millions of Americans — including soldiers, athletes
and accident victims.
“Clearly, there is great urgency to find more accurate ways to
diagnose brain injuries and we support efforts to generate interest
among our lawmakers,” said J. Howison Schroeder, NKI president and
CEO. “The data suggests our I-Portal technology is opening a new
door to accurate and timely diagnosis of brain injuries. Research
with the military and others shows great promise and we are eager
to detail the work to members of Congress and their staffs.”
NKI currently is involved in collaborative research projects at
a number of U.S. military medical facilities to develop and verify
a new battery of eye-tracking neurotologic/neurophysiologic tests
for earlier and more accurate diagnosis of Traumatic Brain Injury
(TBI) and mild TBI.
An estimated 20 percent of soldiers returning from Afghanistan
and Iraq suffer from TBI or mTBI resulting from bomb blasts.
NKI’s research includes collaboration with specialists at the
U.S. Army Aeromedical Research Laboratory (USAARL) at Fort Rucker,
Alabama, and other military facilities, including Tripler Army
Medical Center (Hawaii), The Traumatic Brain Injury Warrior
Resilience and Recovery Center at Fort Campbell (Kentuck