The eVox System is a medical device that measures brain health to aid doctors in the diagnosis of cognitive disorders.
By measuring brain function directly, Dr. McWhorter can enhance their clinical work-up beyond standard subjective patient questionnaires.
eVox provides clinically actionable and objective biomarkers of brain health pertinent to conditions like Alzheimer's disease, mild cognitive impairment, and other cognitive disorders.
After a person has suffered a brain injury, symptom resolution does not always indicate injury resolution. It is possible for the symptoms a person suffers to resolve themselves, and a return to baseline behavior (both cognitive and physical) while the brain injury still exists.
The eVox system makes it possible to visualize the actual brain injury and activity in the brain itself post-concussion. Dr. McWhorter works with each patient in determining when it is safer to re-enter competition; i.e., when the actual brain injury is healed - not when there is simply a "false recovery".
Additionally, the use of functional neuroimaging in the form of EEG recordings and the digital analysis of the EEG provides information on the specific location of the brain injury. This injury localization allows for targeted active rehabilitation in the form of brain EEG-biofeedback for individuals who do not have spontaneous recovery of concussive injury. EEG-biofeedback has demonstrated clinical and research validity in remediating unresolved concussion symptoms, as well as normalizing brain-imaging findings by rehabilitating abnormal neuron function.
As objective concussion screening tools like eVox become more widely used, individuals and their doctors will be better prepared to assess and manage the negative effects of concussion at all levels and improve individuals’ safety.