Rick is joined by Kevin Hrusovsky, CEO of Quanterix this week. A look at current concussion detection methods and why many of them fail; and a new test that can dramatically change the game and improve player safety.
It seems that just as the NFL begins to crack down on concussion protocols, more and more players, including Tom Brady, Drew Brees and Calvin Johnson, are divulging that they’ve continued to play with a concussion, or have deliberately hid concussions from doctors. It’s long been known that the culture of the sport often entices athletes to not report concussions, but the question remains; how are they able to get away with it and stay in the game?
Kevin Hrusovsky is Rick’s guest this week. Kevin is the CEO of Quanterix, a company that has developed a blood test that can objectively diagnose concussions. Having won funding from the NFL for its test, Kevin can shed light on why current concussion protocols often fail and why more science must be applied to the game in order to keep athletes safe. He can also discuss how Quanterix’ test works and can ensure that no concussions go undiagnosed, helping to prevent continued health problems for athletes, including second impact syndrome and diseases like CTE and Alzheimer’s.