Featured BrainScope – Assessing Traumatic Brain Injury in the Field Dave Merrill April 23, 2017 While much of our coverage from Warrior Expo West has been about gear, this one hits directly in the medical field. That science fiction helmet you're looking at (Professor Xavier might wear something similar) is the Ahead 300 from BrainScope. This ruggedized and portable EEG reader can be used to assess traumatic brain injury (TBI) in the field, during a medevac, or in field hospitals. According to the Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center (DVBIC) more than 360,000 active duty service members have suffered at least one TBI; more than 17,000 in the last year alone. While treatments for TBI are ongoing, the faster a medical professional can identify a TBI has occurred is only a Good Thing. Altitude and brain injuries don't play well together, and signs of TBI aren't always immediately obvious. The BrainScope Ahead 300 could be used to help mitigate additional damage incurred by unpressurized high altitude flights when transiting to a secondary care location. The main apparatus is placed on the crown of the skull, and a disposable sensor array is then attached. The whole kit runs from an armored Android phone and comes in it's own hardened transport case. The portable size also means that collecting data on the cumulative effect of micro-traumas is also possible; think being exposed to breaching charges over and over and over. There are non-military possibilities here as well. As soon as many hear the words “brain injury”, sports like football and hockey come directly to mind. After all, the NFL hasn't been immune to some controversy surrounding concussions and other brain injuries. We Found Bulk Ammo In Stock: Ammo from $14.60 creedmoorsports.comAmmo Sale from $6.99 brownells.com Disclosure: These links are affiliate links. Caribou Media Group earns a commission from qualifying purchases. Thank you! In September of last year, the FDA gave BrainScope the green light for production. Read and see more here [You can visit BrainScope online here] Explore RECOILweb:RECOILtv Full Auto Friday Video: Suppressed Full Auto .22 RifleRECOIL Exclusive: An Inside Look at Sig Sauer's CSASS - The MCX-MREveryman EDC: A Look at What Your Fellow Armed Citizens CarryRed Bloods - a whole different kind of graphic novel. Budget AR-15s In Stock: S&W M&P15 .223 $699.99 sportsmans.com PSA PA-15 M4 $719.99 palmettoarmory.com Disclosure: These links are affiliate links. Caribou Media Group earns a commission from qualifying purchases. Thank you! NEXT STEP: Download Your Free Target Pack from RECOILFor years, RECOIL magazine has treated its readers to a full-size (sometimes full color!) shooting target tucked into each big issue. Now we've compiled over 50 of our most popular targets into this one digital PDF download. From handgun drills to AR-15 practice, these 50+ targets have you covered. Print off as many as you like (ammo not included). Click here to get IMMEDIATE ACCESS to a digital PDF of this target pack!