Synaptek awarded $216,000 NSF grant to conduct R&D work on novel technology that will improve concussion diagnosis and rehabilitation strategies.
University of Kentucky Orthopaedic Surgery and Sports Medicine: From Synaptek Pilot Partner to Lifetime Partner
Synaptek extends its partnership with UK Sports Medicine to continue advancing their concussion testing and data management.
Synaptek and University of Kentucky Orthopaedic Surgery and Sports Medicine (UKOSM) have agreed to a multi-year partnership to advance concussion care management at UKOSM.
Synaptek has been working closely with UKOSM Director of Outreach and Athletic Training Services, Rob Ullery, MS, LAT, ATC, for a couple years now. Anyone who knows Rob, who was just recently inducted into the Kentucky Athletic Trainers’ Society Hall of Fame, will tell you how passionate he is about providing the best sports medicine services possible for athletes and championing the profession of athletic training. He has been a tremendous asset for the Synaptek team and has enthusiastically endorsed their mission to help sports medicine clinicians from the start. Rob describes: “I knew right away that Kate (Synaptek co-founder and CEO) and her team understood what athletic trainers needed to help with managing concussion care. And from day one of meeting them, I was all-in on bringing their vision to fruition”.
UKOSM participated as a partner in Synaptek’s Pilot Program from December 2020 through June 2021. This program was a critical first step for ensuring Synaptek is meeting clinicians needs and is enjoyable to use. The college and high school locations involved in the pilot managed over 500 athletes combined during the winter and spring season and reported an outstanding experience with the platform. “First, the platform is very easy to use. The results also clearly showed that our athletic trainers are able to save time, improve communication, and make more informed clinical decisions by using Synaptek” said Ullery.
It was a no-brainer for Synaptek and UKOSM to continue their partnership beyond the pilot program. Working with Rob Ullery has demonstrated how much Synaptek and athletic trainers can achieve in a common mission to revolutionize concussion management. Our experience with UKOSM has gone from pilot partner to lifetime partner as aptly put by Rob “...that I plan to use Synaptek and work with you (Synaptek) as long as you let me!”