Patented technology based on published research to enable fast, objective, baseline-free concussion and mild TBI diagnosis
Founded by a neurosurgeon, Oculogica’s breakthrough technology transforms how concussions, also known as mild traumatic brain injuries (mTBI), are diagnosed.
Neurosurgeon and researcher Uzma Samadani, M.D., Ph.D., is the co-founder of Oculogica®. Watch her share her journey of discovery on the TEDMED stage.
Using ocular motility and other domains of brain function, the EyeBOX® device provides a BOX Score℠ to help physicians determine the presence of concussion.
The EyeBOX device is the only concussion diagnosis technology based on published research on cranial nerve function and their relation to eye movements. Because Oculogica’s technology is based on function, rather than the patient’s “will”, its proprietary approach does not require baseline testing. This reduces time and the possibility of “gaming” the baseline test.
Detailed information powers objective diagnosis
The EyeBOX device’s unique data collection capability is used in a proprietary algorithm that generates a BOX Score, an assessment which the FDA has authorized as an aid in the diagnosis of concussion, or mTBI. Each analysis is unique to each patient.
Research is ongoing in a number of areas important in concussion. EyeBOX technology may be useful for identifying those at risk for second impact syndrome (SIS), a rare but serious condition in which a second concussion occurs before a first concussion has properly healed, causing rapid and severe brain swelling.
The BOX Score may also enable healthcare providers to rule out concussion in cases such as neck injury or inner ear damage that have symptoms common to concussion, such as dizziness, headache and nausea.
The EyeBOX test requires no pre-test calibration or a baseline test.
Easy to Use
With the EyeBOX device, testing is simple, requiring test subjects to place their head on a chin and forehead rest, and watch a video for less than four minutes. There are no literacy or language fluency requirements or even an ability to follow directions other than to watch TV.