Jay Alberts, PhD is Recognized by Crain’s Cleveland as a Health Care Hero

Jay Alberts, PhD is Recognized by Crain’s Cleveland as a Health Care Hero

The widely reported iPad-based app that tests athletes for concussions after they take a big hit in football or other sports epitomizes Jay Alberts’ work integrating engineering principles and measurement techniques into clinical practice.

Known as the Cleveland Clinic Concussion Assessment System, or C3 for short, the app allows consumer devices to be used anywhere as an alternative to large, expensive equipment in biomechanics labs.

The system, which can also be used to assess multiple sclerosis, uses the iPad to measure each athlete’s or patient’s cognitive performance and reaction time, and employs a gyroscope to test their balance.

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