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RMSTP Participant Dr. James Eckner Featured on Well: A Simple Device to Detect Concussions

Monday, August 19, 2013   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Bernadette Rensing
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A variety of scientifically validated tools exist to measure a player’s reaction time, which is slower after a concussion, but most require a computer and sophisticated software. A simple new technique can be used on the sidelines and meets the budgets of almost all teams.

"Dr. Broglio and his colleague Dr. James Eckner, an assistant professor of medicine at the University of Michigan, set out to develop an inexpensive means of measuring reaction time. After some noodling, Dr. Eckner came up with the idea of attaching a hockey puck via adhesive to a long wooden dowel, and marking centimeters in ink along the length of the dowel."

Dr. James Eckner is a Rehabilitation Medicine Scientist Training Program (RMSTP) fellow.  To learn more about the RMSTP please click here.

Read the whole article on NY Times Health

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