WHAT WE DO

From a personal struggle with concussion recovery, we asked the questions: what does recovery look like and how can we use technology to help us in recovering from concussions? 

 

WHAT DOES RECOVERY LOOK LIKE?

Recovery is different for each individual. While we know that each concussion is unique, the research also shows us that the best method for recovery is to reasonably limit activity at the outset of diagnosis and progressively increase activity levels throughout the path back to baseline. The goal is to find the right mix of increasing activity, without doing too little or doing too much. That's where technology can help. 

 

Example Recovery Path

 

HOW CAN TECHNOLOGY ASSIST WITH RECOVERY?

It is hard for the patient and doctor to figure out what levels of activity are appropriate and whether or not the patient is adhering to those prescribed levels. Wearable and smartphone sensors enable us to receive realtime feedback based on objective data. We are developing this technology into a platform that tracks the four areas of concussion recovery: physical cognitive, emotional, and sleep. Based on leading peer reviewed research, these data points can help patients, under the guidance of their doctors, follow along a personalized, progressive path to recovery. 

 
Ignoring your symptoms and trying to “tough it out” often makes symptoms worse. Be patient because healing takes time. Only when your symptoms have reduced significantly, in consultation with your health care professional, should you slowly and gradually return to your daily activities, such as work or school.
— Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)