MarketWatch: NFL Grant Enables Neuro Kinetics & University of Pittsburgh & Miami New Study

by | Nov 13, 2014

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MIAMI, FL and PITTSBURGH, PA, Nov 13, 2014 (Marketwired via COMTEX) — A $500,000 grant from the National Football League (NFL) will enable the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, the University of Pittsburgh Medical School and medical equipment manufacturer Neuro Kinetics Inc. (NKI) to test NKI’s I-Portal(R) PAS, a diagnostic device for early and accurate detection of concussions.

The NFL grant, one of seven announced separately today by the football league and cosponsors Under Armour and GE Ventures as part of the Head Health Challenge II, was awarded to the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine’s Michael Hoffer, M.D., professor of otolaryngology, based on promising data collected by NKI in collaboration with Dr. Hoffer.

The device and testing protocols to be studied have been developed by Neuro Kinetics, a 30-year-old medical device manufacturer that has long been a world leader in providing diagnostic solutions for neurotologists, audiologists and others for the detection of vestibular, equilibrium and related issues.