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Pre-meeting workshop


July 8th, 2017

Snowbird, UT

Environmental Sensor Use for Quantifying Neural Exposure to Inertial and Blast Forces

This symposium will provide an understanding of current sensor technologies and their utility for providing information regarding exposure of the human brain to external forces. Sponsored by The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke and the Department of Defense, JPC-5 Military Operational Medicine

NNS-Sensors 550

Both blast and head impact sensors have been available to researchers for over 10 years and have offered some insights into the biomechanics of brain injury, but they also have received criticism due to technical limitations. In the last few years, there has been significant progress in new technologies and analytical approaches, with varying degrees of validation testing. This symposium will provide an understanding of current sensor technologies and their utility for providing information regarding exposure of the human brain to external forces.

The primary objective of this workshop is to update clinical and basic science researchers on the state-of-the-science of environmental sensors as used, both pre-clinically and clinically, to understand the diagnosis and prevention of brain trauma. The secondary objectives of this workshop are to provide information to the community regarding 1) the development of CDEs relevant to the collection of data from sensors, 2) sensor data sharing via the Federal Interagency TBI Research (FITBIR) informatics platform, and 3) the development of an inter-agency working group to focus on the potential for standards development and data sharing for sensor-related data.