UW-Green Bay students will help study Oculogica’s wearable concussion detector

University of Wisconsin Green Bay

May 25, 2021

GREEN BAY – University of Wisconsin-Green Bay students will help develop and test a wearable concussion detection device thanks to a TitletownTech investment, an email and $2 million from the Department of Defense. Oculogica Inc.’s device advances its original EyeBOX, a U.S. Food and Drug Administration-approved device that uses eye movements to quickly identify symptoms of a potential concussion. The new grant will help the New York City-based company shrink the technology from a tabletop medical device to a series of sensors that could be embedded in an athlete’s hat or a soldier’s helmet, Oculogica CEO Rosina Samdani said.The grant from medical research programs under the Defense Department’s umbrella funds preliminary tests on a prototype device that could rapidly detect a concussion. “The idea is that it’s something the user is wearing and when they get a concussion, the test will begin,” Samadani said. “They can know without even taking a test that something’s wrong. It’s actually a concussion detection test, though you would always want to confirm that (diagnosis) with a physician.”The prototype UW-Green Bay students will help study and test will be embedded in a pair of eyeglasses. The final version for hats and helmets is “two generations ahead of where we are,” Samadani said.

…And it was TitletownTech’s investment that led Sadie Buboltz-Dubs, coordinator of clinical education for UW-Green Bay’s new master’s degree program in athletic training, to email Samadani 18 months ago and ask if there was a chance for her students to partner with Oculogica on research projects.

“I just emailed her to get my students involved in research. If our students can take part in concussion research and study, it sets them up for success,” Buboltz-Dubs said. “It’s a valuable experience I want our students to have.”

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