Charleston, SC - Danny Morrison, former President of the NFL Carolina Panthers, is the latest to join the advisory board for Blinktbi, Inc. based in Charleston, South Carolina. Blinktbi has developed the world’s first patented device to objectively monitor concussions using the blink reflex.
Morrison came to the Panthers in September of 2009 and was instrumental in a number of areas. He played an integral role in the stadium renovations, revamping of Panthers Training Camp at Wofford College, and provided guidance to the organization’s business operations. Prior to the Carolina Panthers, he worked extensively in college sports administration for over 25 years, serving as Athletics Director and, later, Senior Vice President of Wofford College, Commissioner of the Southern Conference, and Athletics Director of Texas Christian University. As President of the Panthers, after three consecutive NFC South Division Championships, the Panthers set a franchise record with a 15-1 regular season mark in 2015 and participated in Super Bowl 50. Morrison resigned from his position in February 2017 to pursue interests on the college level. He is now Professor of Practice in the Department of Sport and Entertainment Management at the University of South Carolina and serves on the Board of Advisors for Blinktbi, Inc.
Blinktbi’s device, the Reflexometer, provides an objective, quick, and noninvasive means of concussion detection using the blink reflex. The device uses light puffs of air directed near the patient’s eyelashes to trigger the blink reflex while a high speed camera records it and tracks the eyelids. This process can help detect concussions in real-time and yield objective data for medical personnel to make decisions and best protect athletes.
“I have seen first hand the growing issues surrounding concussions and know there is immediate need for objective assessment that can be easily and quickly administered field-side, and Blinktbi has that” said Morrison. “I was so impressed with the technology and its reliability, a clear differentiator from competitors. This device is a game changer in the sports world and I’m delighted to join their pioneering efforts to help keep athletes safer.”
About Blinktbi, Inc. - The Blink Reflexometer uses 5 light puffs of air over 20 seconds directed near the eyelashes to trigger the blink reflex. The system employs the use of high-speed videography to record the blinking, track the eyelids and measure the reflex time, duration, and other variables. Using proprietary algorithms, this blink data is compared to the patient’s preliminary, baseline test and a change is indicative of a concussion. Because this is based on human reflexes, the test cannot be cheated. For more information, visit www.blinktbi.com.