Diagnosing, Tracking, and Treating Neurological Disorders.
Saccadous, Inc. is a startup dedicated to providing the world’s best non-invasive platform (hardware, software and analytics) for diagnosing, tracking and advancing the treatment of neurological diseases and disorders such as Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI).
This is done through the capture and analysis of eye-movements both at the saccade and microsaccade/ "fixational eye-movement" level. During visual fixation, the eyes are never completely still, but produce small involuntary movements, called “fixational eye movements,” including microsaccades, drift, and tremor. The research and intellectual property we have licensed has proven that microsaccade attributes such as magnitudes, velocities, durations, and intervals when compared show patterns that can be used to identify and differentiate subjects.
The Saccadous solution (mobile, cloud-based & non-invasive) adds involuntary eye movements as a new evidence-based data source which we believe directly aligns with an aggressive and on ongoing Healthcare and Life Sciences transformation – the digital age in which mobile technologies, sensors, and advances in analytics make it possible to capture and decipher vast amounts of information.
Saccadous is working with neurology clinics and college athletic training departments to identify an eye-movement signature for TBI. Because Saccadous measures involuntary eye movements, athletes cannot "sandbag" their baseline tests to lower the standard for return-to-play.
Past research has clearly identified a signature in the involuntary eye movements unique to Alzheimer's Disease. Researchers at Saccadous are working to identify how early these eye signatures become apparent, and if the test reveals indicators earlier in the aging process.
Saccadous is working with ASU, Barrow Neurological Institute, and UCSF on Parkinson's research. Eye movements, including fixational movements and square-wave jerks offer important insights into the stage and progression of PD.
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