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Naval Research seeks to tackle traumatic brain injury | MilitaryTimes

Naval Research seeks to tackle traumatic brain injury | MilitaryTimes

The Office of Naval Research is spearheading the development of a technology to better analyze and diagnose the effects of traumatic brain injury.

The device, called BLAST — Blast Load Assessment Sense and Test  — is designed to be a portable system that can measure shock pressure and analyze injury thresholds for the brain.

“A system like BLAST is vitally important because it can help recognize the signs of TBI early and tell warfighters they might need medical attention,” said Dr. Timothy Bentley, a program manager overseeing the research for ONR’s Warfighter Performance Department.

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