The University of Texas, the Pac-12 Conference and Massachusetts General Hospital are included on the list of other clients.
SyncThink CCO Scott Anderson called the partnership with Georgia and director of sports medicine Ron Courson a “great opportunity,” and that the Bulldogs should find plenty of uses for the technology.
“I expect we will see them do some interesting things with our solution in an effort to more comprehensively understand how to ensure their athletes are ready to perform at their best,” Anderson said in the press release. “Objectively measuring readiness is a new frontier and what we are all about.”
SyncThink employs former Stanford and current New Orleans Saints tight end Coby Fleener on its “athlete advisory board,” and he’s been a vocal proponent of the system.
“The biggest challenge to medical professionals and athletes working together is objectivity of tests,” Fleener told ESPN.com’s Bell last year. “With this technology, the medical staff can say, ‘Here are these objective results for this test.’ It’s a huge help to give the athlete confidence, not only about when to sit out, but also when to go back in.”
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Concussions have been the subject of much debate — and legal action — in professional football over the past decade. Prevention and diagnosis have become key issues at all levels of the game.
SEC commissioner Greg Sankey helped push through a landmark NCAA rule in 2016 that gave "autonomous and final authority" to medical officials when deciding whether an athlete can return to the playing field after concussions and other injuries.
But that authority does not make it much easier for professionals to identify and treat concussions. SyncThink hopes to be the missing piece of the puzzle for Georgia and others.
“Onboarding such a prestigious program as University of Georgia is further example of using EYE-SYNC’s objective measurements of injury and performance as a best practice in the care of athletes and optimization of their training program” CEO Laura Yecies said in the press release. “We’re excited to continue working with top organizations adopting our platform as part of their athlete management protocol.”