EYE-TRAC Advance Study

EYE-TRAC Advance (ETA) is a Department of Defense (DoD) funded study examining the relationship between eye-tracking (i.e., dynamic-visuo synchronization, or DVS), attention, and predictive timing.

EYE-TRAC Advance has 2 primary goals:

  1. To establish a normative database of eye-tracking performance with individuals who have no history of a concussion.
  2. To study abnormal eye-tracking, “neurocognitive” performance (attention, memory, reaction time, etc.), and brain imaging (MRI) following a concussion.

If you participate in this study, you can expect to take part in:

Baseline Testing: Baseline testing takes about 45 minutes and includes questions about your thoughts and feelings, tasks on a computer or on paper, and Eye-tracking (following a red dot with your eyes).

Post-Injury Testing: If you get a concussion, you will come in for more testing a few times (within 2 weeks of your injury, at 1, 3, and 12-months after injury). This testing includes questions, tasks on the computer or on paper, and eye-tracking. Each testing session takes about 1.5 -2 hours to complete. You can take as many breaks as you want.

You also may be asked to get an MRI during the testing sessions. If you are asked to complete an MRI and you agree, the MRI will take about 1 hour each time you do it.

Individuals who participate will be compensated $15 for doing the Baseline Testing, $130 for each of the testing sessions after a concussion, and $150 for each MRI scan after a concussion. None of the things that you will be asked to do should hurt you, and all of the information that you share is treated confidentially.  For more information, please contact your team athletic trainer.

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