Science Project Leads To Simple Concussion Test

Teenager’s Science Project Leads To Simple Concussion Test
February 16, 2010

There are computer algorithms to measure reaction time, using game-like programs. But they’re not so good for use at the sidelines, and they involve licensing fees.

But it remains to be seen if anyone will go to the trouble of standardizing and making the puck-on-a-stick test, if it pans out in future studies. “Our technology transfer people say it’s too simple to patent,” Eckner says.

So the Michigan researchers are working on a fancier device they call the Quick Stick. “It has some sensors inside and a light on it,”