FDA Approves App To Assess Traumatic Brain Injuries

Health Data Management (12/31, Slabodkin) reports that FDA has approved an app for the US military, called the Defense Automated Neurobehavioral Assessment (DANA), which is meant to “help clinicians diagnose cases of traumatic brain injury in as little as five minutes in almost any setting, including forward-deployed combat environments.” DANA functions like a video game in that “service members perform a series of baseline on-screen exercises during which both their speed and accuracy are recorded.” Some factors that “may affect reaction time include concussion, dementia, post-traumatic stress, depression and fatigue.”

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— “FDA Approves Defense Mobile App for Traumatic Brain Injuries,” Greg Slabodkin, Health Data Management, December 30, 2014.

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