Virtual reality technology can now be used to evaluate the severity of concussions.
Neuro-technology developer SyncThink created the EYE-SYNC, and The University of Texas athletics department will be using it in their program (namely football). It can be used for on-field evaluations or during locker room time during practices and games. It evaluates ocular-motor synchronization deficits and vestibular balance dysfunction.
The device is a combination of virtual reality goggles and eye-tracking technology to “evaluate impairments associated with the concussion,” says SyncThink.
More information about the device can be found here.