Scientist developing a tech tool to help assess brain injury

Diagnosing concussions and predict where related brain damage.


Scientists at the Johns Hopkins University focusing on developing a tech tool to help better diagnose concussions and predict where related brain damage has likely occurred. He is paying more attention to the collateral damage that can occur during football games.

K.T. Ramesh, a mechanical engineering professor and director of the Hopkins Extreme Materials Institute has been exploring traumatic brain injuries for quite a long time. Most as of late, he has utilized National Institutes of Health subsidizing to work together with NIH analysts and Jerry L. Ruler, a teacher in the college’s Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, in the formation of an advanced head display.

Since every individual’s cerebrum is interesting and responds distinctively when focused on, he trusts customized computerized head models will some time or another be utilized by therapeutic experts to all the more rapidly and adequately analyze blackouts.

He said, “You can get a concussion even without being hit in the head. All you need to do is move the head fast enough. Let’s say you get hit on the side of the shoulder, and you hit the ground, shoulder first. Your head may rotate rapidly, without ever hitting the ground. The impact is what most people think about, but the rotation may actually be more important in terms of a concussion. So, the bigger danger may be when your head gets turned too fast.”

“If we already have a history of scans when an athlete gets a head injury. We can say that, based on the kind of person you are and the kind of event that occurred, it’s likely to be this kind of injury, and therefore medical professionals should perhaps use this kind of diagnostic procedure to look at it.”

- Advertisement -

Latest Updates