HealthWatch: New App Could Confirm Concussions

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A Purdue-based startup says they’re developing an app that can diagnose whether the user has a concussion.

The app “Collide” works by taking a picture of your eye. It measures how your pupil expands and contracts. That’s a key test for detecting concussions. The technology has been known to medical professionals for a few years now, but the students say it’s their goal to make it available for everyone to use in their own home.

“We want to make the world a more medically mobile place. What we hope to do is bridge the gap between people that never get checked out and make it simple enough and easy enough to check for a concussion," Chief Marketing Officer James Waggoner said.

The app is still in development and is expected to be released next year.

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