SyncThink announces the addition of ESPN analyst and former Major League Soccer (MLS) star Taylor Twellman to its advisory board.
In this role, Twellman will work closely with the company to refine the utility and application of its proprietary EYE-SYNC technology and work with the global soccer community to facilitate direct access to the SyncThink platform for participants of all ages.
Twellman spent most of his 10-year MLS career with the New England Revolution and US men’s national soccer team. After sustaining a concussion and neck injury that forced him to retire from professional soccer in 2010, Twellman has served as a lead television analyst for ESPN and has continued to promote sport-related concussion awareness through his foundation, THINK Taylor, according to SyncThink.
“I am excited to join the team at SyncThink,” Twellman says, in a media release. “I believe the EYE-SYNC technology is a game changer, and I want to do everything I can to ensure it finds it way into the hands of our sport, from the professional ranks all the way down to the millions of youth soccer players in the US. I have no doubt it will make our sport safer.”
EYE-SYNC is an FDA cleared, modified virtual reality (VR) goggle that rapidly captures eye movements to detect visual impairments, providing objective insights into brain health and performance not identified previously. The technology also uses instant analysis to identify a unique marker for fatigue, giving users more comprehensive data that can be used to proactively monitor the course of recovery, the release continues.
“When you first meet Taylor, his passion and enthusiasm for soccer and the many young athletes playing it just jumps out at you,” SyncThink CCO Scott Anderson states. “Soccer is the most widely played sport in the US with over twenty four million players, and he is determined to make it the safest sport in the world. Taylor’s actions to date through advocating safety measures, better training, and raising awareness through his foundation speak volumes. He will be a tremendous asset to the SyncThink mission of providing access to our technology to athletes everywhere.”