Two Startups Are Looking To Tackle Concussions In Young Athletes

Quantum Institute, with 13 employees, has raised more than $1 million to develop portable brain-mapping technology known as Q-Map to determine whether an athlete needs further medical attention after a hit.

Kelly Gee, CEO of Quantum Institute ,and Dan Nicholson, founder of Head Case Concussion Management System, are basing their new businesses around early concussion detection in kids as young as 2 to minimize long-term damage.

“It’s not going to take the place of a doctor,” Gee says. “We’re talking about the central nervous system and the human brain. It’s not going to take the place of CT or CAT scans, either. Ours is functional data.”

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