Concussion Connect

2015 ~ Present | Department of Defense (CDMRP/USAMRMC), National Football League, GE Ventures, UnderArmour, Coulter Foundation, GTRI, GT Athletics

Goals

To examine the problem of concussion from a multidisciplinary view that includes neuroscience, clinical assessment, sports engineering, health informatics, and societal issues.

Issues Involved or Addressed

Multiscale injury tolerances, Systems approach to understanding injury complexity, Validation of concussion assessment tools, Return-to-play / return-to-life issues, Policy and public education, Legal issues related to concussion

Methods and Technologies

  • Electromechanical Instrumentation
  • Biomechanics
  • Statistics
  • Sensor Engineering
  • Cell Culture
  • Database Development and Interfacing
  • Web and App Development

Academic Majors of Interest

Preferred Interests and Preparation

BMED/BIOL/CHEM/AP/PSYCH – Background/interest in cell culture, clinical studies, physiology, sports medicine / engineering, health informatics, biomechanics, device development and validation.

BMED/ME – Background/interest in biomechanics, sensor development, sports engineering, device development and validation.

ECE, CS, CM, HCI – Background/interest in programming, systems, database development and integration with existing database structures, web applications, graphics, VR programming in Unity, human-computer interactions, health informatics.

MGMT – Background/interest in intellectual property, FDA, marketing, commercialization.

HST/SST/STC – Background/interest in history, sociology of sports, role of the concussion crisis on sports, ethical issues surrounding sports policy and injury.

PUBP – Background/interest in sports-related legislation, public health issues, ethics, implementation of new laws regarding concussion and return to play.

Meeting Schedule & Location

Time 
12:30-1:20
Meeting Location 
Whitaker
Meeting Day 
Wednesday

Team Advisors

Dr. Michelle LaPlaca
  • Biomedical Engineering

Partner(s) and Sponsor(s)

Department of Defense (CDMRP/USAMRMC), National Football League, GE Ventures, UnderArmour, Coulter Foundation, GTRI, GT Athletics