Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
Brain Injury has been identified as a second application of the company’s technology. There are two types of acquired brain injury: traumatic and non-traumatic:
- Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is defined as an alteration in brain function, or other evidence of brain pathology, caused by an external force. Examples of TBI include falls, assaults, motor vehicle accidents and sports injuries.
- Non-Traumatic Brain Injury (NTBI) – often referred to as an acquired brain injury. It causes damage to the brain by internal factors, such as a lack of oxygen, exposure to toxins, pressure from a tumor and so on. Examples of NTBI include stroke, near-drowning, aneurysm, tumor, infectious diseases that affect the brain (such as meningitis) or lack of oxygen supply to the brain (such as heart attack).