SyncThink announces the addition of new software features to its EYE-SYNC platform that are designed to be used by healthy individuals to improve dynamic vision, a key characteristic of high performance in sport.
The addition of these tools to the brain health analysis platform will also create objective training paradigms that will support professionals during a rehabilitation process after impairments have been identified. The purpose of these tools is to be utilized in early stage screenings or to address deficits that place athletes at additional risk of injury, according to SyncThink in a media release.
These additions will operate in concert with the pre-existing suite of ocular motor and oculovestibular assessments. Similar to the existing VR experience, these features will provide interactive content to the user, allowing for real-time, instantaneous feedback, as well as a selection of graded training paradigms to systematically challenge and quantify the improvement in performance over time.
“What we have seen when we screen athletes is that there is a certain percentage of healthy individuals who have sub-optimal eye tracking for their sport. Perhaps they have a particular area in their visual field that could be better optimized with focused training, and when we provide that training they are able to quickly improve the quality of their dynamic vision and overall brain performance,” says SyncThink Founder and Chief Scientific Adviser Jam Ghajar, MD, in the release.
“Recent studies have also suggested that these individuals could be more susceptible to injury, so the key is to screen them early to identify and remedy these deficits, as another step to mitigate risk and optimize performance.”
SyncThink CEO Laura Yecies adds that, “Elite athletes need excellent visual coordination and predictive ability to succeed at their sport and are highly motivated to improve their skills. Now they can use SyncThink to objectively measure and improve this fundamental element of their sport.”
All of SyncThink’s current partnerships will be receiving this update to further enhance their athletes’ wellness, according to the release.