Reflexion Edge Concussion Screening
Lancaster, PA-based Reflexion Interactive Technologies is taking a novel approach to concussion screening. Its Reflexion Edge tool uses a foldable touchscreen equipped with 2,500 LEDs to test users' dexterity, hand-eye coordination, peripheral vision, and lateral precision, with scores measured via the company's proprietary software. Used regularly, the system can detect changes that may indicate that a person has suffered a concussion, so they can be sent to a medical professional for diagnosis. Besides concussion screening, it can also be used for training and rehab.
The company is initially targetting high school athletic programs, to which it will provide the Reflexion Edge setup for a subscription fee that could be paid either by the school ($2,000 per year for the first three years, plus an initial $1,000 for the hardware) or by parents, who could pay $5 per month to receive push notifications informing them of their kids' screening results. It's a cost-effective solution when you consider that a single CAT scan, the current standard for diagnosing concussions, can cost as much as $2,000, according to Reflexion Interactive Technologies.