SyncThink launches rental scheme for its VR concussion tool

The Boston-based startup is launching a new scheme that lets colleges and professional sports teams rent out its VR and eye-tracking technology.
By Laura Lovett
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SyncThink, a Boston-based startup applying VR and eye-tracking to assess ability to focus as an indicator of concussion damage, is launching a new program called SyncThink Express that lets colleges and professional sports teams rent out its technology and get remote support from specialists. The program will use the EYE-Sync tool, which will specifically be used to help athletes that have a suspected ocular impairment. 

As part of the program, the medical staff that supports the athletes will get remote training for how to use the tool. The onsite medical team will also be able to chat with the SyncThink hotline, which is staffed by specialists. 

Why it matters 

The idea behind the new scheme is that the colleges and professional teams will be able to assess and get help for the injury right on site. SyncThink claims platform can help providers make better informed decisions about the impairment, recovery and performance. 

The trend

The company has been in the space for a few years and has introduced new updates frequently. In 2016 SyncThink was given the FDA nod for its EYE-Sync. It has since developed the Gear VR, which has built-in eye trackers. Then in 2017 it launched the next generation of its FDA-cleared EYE-SYNC platform.

On the record

“We’re taking another novel approach to our technology’s portable capabilities while making it more affordable and accessible to the clinicians that want to use it post injury,” Scott Anderson, SyncThink CCO, said in a statement. “At the end of the day, we just want to help athletes get better, and we know how valuable it is to objectively prove to an injured athlete that their condition has resolved.”