Investigating vestibular changes in patients with post-concussion syndrome (PCS) in relation to the comorbid depression

This proposal presents two parallel research projects to develop pattern recognition algorithms using a relatively new technology, Electrovestibulography (EVestGTM)1 for objectively and accurately effect of confounding depression on concussion both when used as a diagnostic tool and also as a treatment recovery tool. EVestG signals are recorded painlessly and non-invasively from the external ear in response to a vestibular stimulus; they are the brain signals modulated by the vestibular response. When concussed, people commonly experience balance (vestibular) problems and dizziness, as well as confused thinking. In our previously funded MITACS projects2 we have shown that EVestG has potentials to be a reliable diagnostic tool for post-concussion syndrome (PCS) and also monitoring its recovery. TO BE CONT'D

Intern: 
Abdelbaset Suleiman
Faculty Supervisor: 
Zahra Moussavi
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Manitoba
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