The Department of Veterans Affairs and Optum have selected three finalists from the “Demo Day” competition of the 2nd annual Brain Trust: Pathways to InnoVAtionÂ toÂ pilot medical technologies that can helpÂ clinicians to prevent, diagnose or treatÂ veterans who have experienced traumatic brain injuries.
Optum said FridayÂ The Daptly Display,Â Save a Warrior andÂ King-Devick Technologies were selected out of 15 teams who demonstrated new concepts, such as a software treatment platform and a virtual reality device, in front of a live audience and panel of judges.
â€œThere are unbelievable opportunities to accelerate innovation to help veterans with brain injuries live healthier lives through public-private partnerships like the VAâ€™s Brain Trust,â€ said Patty Horoho, CEO of Optum’s military and veterans group.
â€œWe are honored to partner with the VA to help ensure our nationâ€™s veterans get the quality care they need and deserve,” Horoho added.
The Brain Trust partnership convenesÂ more than 350 participants from the federal government and the private sector with theÂ goal to developÂ medical technologies and methods for the treatment ofÂ brain injuries, concussions and post-traumatic stress disorder.