Mobile tablet application and wearable sensor treatment platform for service members and veterans suffering from Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)

AFFILIATION:   Institute for Human and Machine Cognition/Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Pensacola, Florida, United States


Track: Medical & Biotech
Area: Concussive Injuries
Tech Readiness: TRL 2

Tech Brief: Mobile tablet/web based platform application. System integrates wearable data, personalized recommendations, education, and communication with provider to treat TBI. Platform will digitize the existing TBI treatment protocols used at the Rehab Hospital of Indiana and Walter Reed Military Hospital.


Value Proposition: My initial training in Special Operations cost ~$1 million. Our "value" is estimated to double every three years due to experience and additional training. If I had access to treatment, provided by the technology I am developing, I would still be in the Army. Beyond supporting quality of life for a soldier and beyond the moral duty to care for our service members and veterans, this technology will extend and improve the efficacy of our warfighters. Current intensive programs cost up to ~$160,000/patient and have throughput of about 250 patients/year. Since the year 2000, ~350,000 service members have been diagnosed with TBI. People are going untreated and the imminent direct and indirect costs of the TBI public health issue are almost unquantifiable. The costs will be astronomical.


Org Type: Early-stage Startup (Seed)
Booth Number: T309