July 30, 2020 The Department of Physical Therapy is proud to announce faculty members, Drs. Trent Guess and Becky Bliss as grant recipients of the 2020 Coulter Biomedical Accelerator Program. Since 2012, the Coulter Biomedical Accelerator Program has awarded grants to help promising medical discoveries transition from laboratory research to commercial investment and direct patient care. Specifically, Drs. Guess and Bliss will act as co-primary investigators on the development of the Mizzou Point-of-Care Assessment System (Mizzou-PASS). Aiming to address deficits in medical providers’ ability to complete multi-dimensional point-of-care concussion assessments, the Mizzou-PASS will measure postural control, motion analysis, and reaction time. Importantly, the Mizzou-PASS will be a portable, efficient, and clinically useful tool to enhance injury detection and decision-making for safe return to activity. Further, future market applications will range from targeting clients participating in youth athletics to fall risk screening among older adults. Additionally, Dr. Guess and...
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