Tackling the Traumatic Brain Injury Crisis - Head First

By Bridge Point Capital | Aug 20th, 2019


The concussion crisis of the NFL has been a controversial topic in the United States for a long time. If you look at the stats of concussions in the 2018 NFL season, there was actually a 29% drop from the 2017 regular season – 214 vs 281, which is mainly due to the league encouraging the use of advanced helmets.[1] The number of concussions was down, but only after an abnormal spike one year before – according to league reports, in 2017 players suffered from more concussions than any other year in history. We’ve seen the league’s efforts to ameliorate this situation, however it’s not very likely that concussions will totally vanish from this sport. Naturally, people wonder if there’s an efficient and accurate way to diagnose possible traumatic brain injuries (TBIs). This is crucial for everyone since we all somehow have an exposure to TBIs, which often is caused by a bump, blow or jolt to the head or by a hit to the body that induces the head and brain to move back and forth rapidly. What will the future be like for TBI diagnosis? Advanced Point-Of-Care Testing (POCT) technologies might be the answer, according to analysts of Bridge Point Capital.