Development of an EEG Diagnostic for Repetitive Sub-concussive Head Impacts


About this study

The purpose of this study is to build on previous work, replicating the experimental protocol for subconcussive intervention with soccer headers, while adding EEG measurements and using modern machine learning (ML) techniques to create a highly accurate diagnostic algorithm.

Participation eligibility

Participant eligibility includes age, gender, type and stage of disease, and previous treatments or health concerns. Guidelines differ from study to study, and identify who can or cannot participate. There is no guarantee that every individual who qualifies and wants to participate in a trial will be enrolled. Contact the study team to discuss study eligibility and potential participation.

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Subjects will be non-smokers.
  • Between the ages of 18 and 38.
  • Have at least 1 year of experience playing soccer.
  • Consider themselves active players.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Subjects with a history of TBI during the prior 12 months.
  • History of a condition with vestibular, ocular, or vision dysfunction.

Eligibility last updated 1/21/22. Questions regarding updates should be directed to the study team contact.

Participating Mayo Clinic locations

Study statuses change often. Please contact the study team for the most up-to-date information regarding possible participation.

Mayo Clinic Location Status Contact

Scottsdale/Phoenix, Ariz.

Mayo Clinic principal investigator

Todd Schwedt, M.D.

Contact us for the latest status

Contact information:

Michael Leonard CCRP

(480) 342-2908

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