Xenith comprises independent experts in athlete health and wellness, neurology, biomechanics, and sport technology. The inaugural advisory board is responsible for contributing to product development through scientific research and offering clinical perspectives. Additionally, board members advise Xenith team on state-of-the-art athlete care and pertinent scientific developments in athlete health and performance.
Kurtlab was awarded an R21 grant by the National Institute of Health (NIH) to study Chiari malformation type I (CM1), a pathology characterized by structural defects in the cerebellum, through amplified MRI. Continued development of this method paves the way for earlier diagnosis and intervention of brain pathologies such as TBI, hydrocephalus, Alzheimer's disease, and other neurodegenerative diseases.
The novel MRI imaging technique called aMRI (amplified MRI) has been recognized in the Vizzies Visualization Challenge and awarded the meritorious Peoples' Choice Award. This technique which was developed by Kurtlab, in collaboration with Stanford University and the University of Auckland (New Zealand), elucidates the hidden motions of the brain tissues following periodic blood pressure variations. Not only does this technique enable the visualization of once-imperceptible motions, but it also offers insight into the brain's mechanical properties and how it moves in relation to its respective blood circulation.
Collaborators: John Martinez, Itamar Terem, Kambiz Nael, Samantha Holdsworth