Concussions are an invisible injury to the brain. The human brain is a complex instrument that requires real science and real data to manage the healing process.
Current concussion recovery recommendations are vague, generic, and symptom-based, leaving concussion patients feeling confused and isolated.
Physicians do not have the data to guide patients. Their assessments rely on a patient’s subjective reports.
The current recovery approach needs to be updated with science-based real-time data.
Current Concussion Recovery Recommendations
Research has shown light exercise speeds concussion recovery (Leddy et al. 2019); however, we know that over-exertion is related to a metabolic cascade that causes patients to regress in their concussion recovery. Leddy and his research team developed a treadmill test to determine what level of aerobic exercise is appropriate for concussion patients looking to speed their recovery process.
While this can act as a guide to physical activity post-concussion, there are no tools to help concussion patients navigate their cognitive load post-concussion (important for getting back to school, work and life in general). Similar to physical exercise, subthreshold cognitive activity is recommended for improved recovery and good mental health (Concussion Consortium 2017) but too much activity leads to the onset of concussion symptoms and recovery regression (Rose et al. 2016).
In fact, the pressure and speed of our society, combined with the invisible nature of concussions, have contributed to the 81% increase in PCS (post-concussion syndrome) found across all ages between 2010 and 2015 (BCBS Concussion).
While the International Concussion Consortium recommends an individualized treatment plan to help prevent PCS and navigate the return to school, life, and work, this does not exist yet.
The main reason for this lack of support returning to cognitive activity is that concussions are invisible. There is no clear way to quantify this type of brain injury, no way to scientifically monitor improvement, and certainly no way to measure cognitive load or ‘over-exertion’…until now.
The Neurovine Solution
We make the invisible…visible, so concussions can be effectively treated.
The Neurovine solution combines real-time data from an individual’s brain and machine learning algorithms to create personalized data-driven concussion recovery programs. Our cloud-based AI software pairs with an off-the-shelf EEG headset and interacts with the Neurovine application on the concussed person’s mobile phone/tablet.
Getting back to play, work, and your life requires the delicate balance of pushing yourself physically and mentally, but not overdoing it. Inactivity is not the answer. Optimal rehabilitation comes from managed recovery. Neurovine helps you manage your recovery by providing real-time insight to track your progress, and watch trends and triggers while allowing for easy shareability with your physician.