"Clinicians who deal with brain injuries will be intrigued by our findings. The I-Portal NOTC system collected data that appears to be able to indicate mild traumatic brain injuries that other evaluation methods missed," Kiderman said. "The patient in our study had undergone a CT scan after his accident, but those results were negative. The I-Portal NOTC's were not. The patient felt he was not healthy, and our results support that.
"We believe this case study may shed new light on how medical professionals can identify mild traumatic brain injuries and traumatic brain injuries," Kiderman added. "We are continuing our work in this vital area and hope that others will be encouraged by our results and will pursue additional research."
Specific tests conducted on the NKI employee before and after his accident and reported in the case study included optokinetic (OKN), spontaneous, pendular tracking, saccade, horizontal and vertical gaze, subjective visual vertical (SVV) and subjective visual horizontal (SVH), head thrust test (HTT), and sinusoidal harmonic acceleration test (SHA). The HTT test is currently investigational.
ABOUT NEURO KINETICS, INC.
Neuro Kinetics, Inc. (www.neuro-kinetics.com) is a fast-growing manufacturer of noninvasive medical test equipment used worldwide by audiologists, neurologists, neuro-otologists, ophthalmologists, otolaryngologists and other medical specialists in the detection and evaluation of neurological, otological and vestibular disorders. The privately owned company, founded in the 1970s, pioneered the development of vestibular and neuro-otologic testing equipment, including the renowned Barany (rotational) chair. The company's products include the I-Portal(R) NOTC System (Neuro-Otologic Test Center), I-Portal(R) VNG (Video Nystagmography) system and I-
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