Army taps Zeriscope for study on traumatic brain injury

The study aims to find ways to mitigate the effects of such injuries using real-time streaming sensors to monitor biomarkers for them.
By Richard Tomkins  |  Nov. 28, 2017 at 2:08 PM
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Nov. 28 (UPI) -- The U.S. Army has chosen Zeriscope, a provider of mobile telemedicine examination systems, to aid a study in mitigating the effects of Traumatic Brain Injury.

Under the one-year award, the South Carolina-headquartered company's real-time streaming telemedicine platform will be used with its integrated wearable sensor kit to monitor heart rate variability.

Heart rate variability, or HRV, is an important biomarker that can be used to help regulate the autonomic nervous system, attentiveness and emotional responses.

HRV can be monitored and studied in out-of-the-laboratory settings using the company devices, improving research and the understanding of treatment options, Zeriscope said.

"Zeriscope technology may facilitate more objective evaluation of treatment impact that can also be correlated with patient outcomes," said Dr. Michael Jenkins-Guarnieri, a TBI researcher at Madigan Army Medical Center. "Further, this technology could become a useful tool to evaluate novel treatment modalities in the future."

The monetary value of the contract for the Army Advanced Medical Technology Initiative was not disclosed.

Zeriscope describes itself as a mobile telemedicine platform company. It facilitates live, secure, online, video-enabled telemedicine exams.

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