TECHNOLOGY:  

nuCoria Field Analyzer

AFFILIATION:   Australian National University, Acton, ACT, Australia

TECHNOLOGY SUMMARY

Track: Medical & Biotech
Area: Concussive Injuries
Tech Readiness: TRL 7

Tech Brief: The nuCoria Field Analyzer (nCFA) detects neurological deficits including mild Traumatic Brain Injury (mTBI) by objectively assessing the visual fields of both eyes using real-time video records of the pupils. The nCFA also identifies dysfunction in central and peripheral vision created by leading eye diseases.

FIGURES OF MERIT

Value Proposition: The recent conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan have demonstrated that TBI has emerged as the leading health problem of modern warfare with approximately 2/3 of soldiers injured receiving head injuries . Studies have estimated that there are over 360,000 brain injured U.S. veterans, with approximately 90,000 of these experiencing persistent symptoms requiring long term care. Research has found that blast related injury patterns are dramatically different compared to those caused by impact . Therefore, the military has a real and pressing need for improved diagnosis, treatment management, return-to-duty decision support of this patient group – both now and into the future.

SHOWCASE SUMMARY

Org Type: Early-stage Startup (Seed)