SyncThink has created a new product that tracks, detects, and analyses eye movements to determine the presence of various cognitive disorders.
By analysing eye movements, clinicians have a window into seeing how the brain receives and processes visual cues. As a result, the eyes can give us a deeper insight into the cognitive behaviour of the brain. SyncThink has introduced EYE-SYNC, a system that tracks eye movements, delivers real-time analytics, and detects the presence of cognitive complications, such as ADHD, Parkinson’s Disease, concussions, fatigue, aging, and more.
The EYE-SYNC system comes with a Pico Neo 2 eye, a VR headset that the patient wears to record eye movements, a Samsung S5e tablet, and access to the cloud platform. To begin using the system, clinicians must first go through training to properly learn how to use the product and interpret the results given. Once certified, clinicians can have their patients wear the lightweight, FDA-cleared VR headset, complete tests, and deliver results in minutes. These outcomes will then automatically be uploaded to the HIPAA-compliant secure cloud, where they can then be viewed, exported and transferred easily.
Within the cloud, clinicians also have access to patient information and inventories and neurocognitive assessments, eye-tracking assessments, questionnaires, and digital forms to help them provide diagnoses and treatment options. Unique eye movements and patterns reveal specific cognitive dysfunctions, as eyes move in synchronicity as the brain processes images and other visual cues. For example, the system undertakes multiple 60 second assessments looking for specific patterns in circular and straight-line movement. Abnormal gaze holding can be a sign of Autism while abnormal jerking movement of the eyes can indicate concussion.
Once these assessments are completed, clinicians will receive a detailed report that includes pictures, in addition to metrics, symptoms, and other data pertaining to the patient. Clinicians also have a playback option to see a recording of the eyes’ activity during the assessment. Comparisons can also be drawn between the separate eyes. Overall, the EYE-SYNC system provides a fast and accurate diagnosis leading to speedier treatment. EYE-SYNC has already provided over 135 000 assessments through almost 4000 certified clinicians and has collected over 12 million data points.