Motorcycle Accident & Concussions - Is Help on the Way ?
When a motorcylist is involved in a car accident the motorcylist usually loses.
Despite the fact that almost all motorcylists involved in motorcyle accidents wear helments, amongst the most common form of injury suffered in motorcycle accidents are concussions.
Is help on the way ? Maybe.
Neuroscientist Ryan D'Arcy has developed technology which shows how brain structures are functioning over time. D'Arcy is currently in the midst of attempting to develop a new portable device designed to detect deviations from established measures of brain function flowing a concussion. And he's got the B.C. government, Simon Fraser University and Surrey Memorial Hospital to jointly pony up a combined $5,25 million dollars to fund his research.
I might be getting a little bit ahead of the curve here. But here's how I see this device working for the benefit of B.C's motorcylists.
A motorcylist could go for a pre-screen of his brain so that there would be an established baseline of brain activity available. The motorcyclist would then put something on his driver's license to indicate to paramedics that he has gone through the pre-screen. So, if this motorcylist got in an accident, the paramedics could remotely call up the motorcylist's brain pre-screening data and compare it to his brain activity at the scene of an accident.
What do you think ?
Alright, so it won't happen for a few years. But it sure would be a great thing for BC's motorcyle community.
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