Inspiration Author: 
LWD Robot Club
  • Grip test device in progress.
  • Testing voltage with a multimeter.
  • LWD Robotic Club with Neuro grip test device.
  • Internal workings and wiring.
  • Soldering the circuit board.

Our project entry is an inexpensive device used to conduct a quick neurological field assessment of a subject who may have sustained a brain injury.

It does this by giving the subject a series of tasks to perform and measuring their responses by reading load cells, timing the task, or comparing the subject's answers to questions with the correct answers. The tests can be done in less than three minutes.

This device could be useful for detecting concussions in soldiers exposed to blast effects and in athletes who have suffered head impacts, detecting impairment in suspected stroke victims, and even neurological impairment in scuba divers who may be suffering from decompression illness.