The human blink reflex is elegant, yet simple. The trigeminal nerve, when stimulated, sends a message through the brain directly to the brain stem. The brain’s response is transmitted back to the eyelids via the facial nerve, resulting in the blink reflex.
The role and use of the clinical qualitative assessment of the blink reflex to assess a patient’s neurologic status, where associative changes in the blink reflex indicate possible neurological insult, is well documented in medical scientific literature.
A number of conditions and diseases (i.e., substance abuse and addiction, concussion / mTBI, central nervous system disorders like Parkinson’s, Huntington’s, Alzheimer’s, etc.) indicate that changes in the blink reflex occur. EyeStat is currently engaged in numerous studies and clinical trials assessing the impact of blink reflex changes in some of these conditions and diseases.
Blinktbi’s FDA cleared technology, used to assess the blink reflex, brings health care professionals a quick and easy tool for their toolbox. EyeStat provides users with 100% objective quantitative data of the blink reflex to support clinical decision making.
What makes EyeStat perfect for the medical community:
100% Objective Results: The involuntary blink reflex cannot be manipulated by the subject.
Easy Operation: EyeStat has an intuitive user interface and is easy to use. Everything from setting up the device, logging in, to running a scan on a patient can be done by anyone and takes minimal training.
High-Speed Results: Conducting a test and concluding the results take under one minute total
Research Opportunities: Blinktbi continues to seek out various constituencies to develop research partnerships and also work with entities designing stand-alone IRBs that look at the blink reflex and its role in numerous diseases and conditions.