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Novel eye-tracking technology detects concussions and head injury severity

Research led by conducted on patients with who visited the emergency department

Novel Eye-Tracking Technology Detects Concussions and Head Injury Severity
For the novel eye-tracking technology, a subject watches a <4-minute video playing inside of an aperture moving around the perimetry of a video monitor while a camera records eye movements.

NYU Langone Medical Center


The study was conducted by members of five different departments at NYU Langone: Emergency Medicine, Trauma Surgery, Neurosurgery, Psychiatry and Ophthalmology. The full list of authors other than Dr. Samadani includes Robert Ritlop, M Eng, Marleen Reyes BA , Elena Nehrbass BS, Meng Li MS, Elizabeth Lamm BA, Julia Schneider, David Shimunov, Maria Sava, Radek Kolecki MS, Paige Burris, Lindsey Altomare, Talha Mehmood MD, Theodore Smith MD PhD, Jason H. Huang MD, Christopher McStay MD, S. Rob Todd MD, Meng Qian PhD, Douglas Kondziolka MD, Stephen Wall MD, and Paul Huang MD

Dr. Samadani’s research and the work of statisticians Meng Qian, PhD and Meng Li, MS, are supported by the Steven and Alexandra Cohen Veterans Center for Post-Traumatic Stress and Traumatic Brain Injury. This work also is sponsored by the NYU Applied Research Support Fund. Dr. Samadani’s work also is funded by a VA Merit Award and by the National Space and Biomedical Research Institute to evaluate eye tracking as a diagnostic tool for elevated intracranial pressure.

NYU Langone Medical Center / New York University School of Medicine