Headsafe is an innovation company dedicated to research, development, commercialisation and marketing of new technologies in the assessment and management of neurological injuries and illness.
In 2017 Headsafe received entry into the HCF Catalyst Slingshot medical accelerator in Australia, and was able to raise early stage investor funds to commercialize a new medical device.
Nurochek is a portable headset using clinically validated technology to actually measure the brain’s electrical activity and send results to a smartphone for analysis and to the cloud for secure, online (HIPAA and GDPR compliant) storage.
The revolutionary technology is designed to take the uncertainty, and controversy, out of brain assessment.
Further iterations of the device and extensions to its use in neurological illness and injury are planned.
HeadsafeIP was established in Sydney, Australia in 2017 by Dr. Adrian Cohen and partners. Dr. Cohens’ interest in the prevention of trauma-related head and neck injury dates from his work as the Chief Medical Oﬃcer from 1987-90 with the Westpac Rescue Helicopter Service, ﬂying over 1,000 hours and treating hundreds of trauma and medical cases.
His focus on the prevention of head and neck was prompted both by the number of injuries seen and a growing realisation that pre-hospital education in this area was sadly lacking. As a doctor, he had received almost no speciﬁc instruction in handling head and neck patients, and the equipment available at the time was rudimentary.
In 1990 he published Guidebook for the Management of Acute Spinal Injuries for medical and rescue personnel, as well as lecturing locally and internationally on this topic. This was followed by the publishing of NeckSafe: the Acute Management of Spinal Injury in 1990.
Guidebook for the Management of Acute Spinal Injuries was designed for First Responders, whether they were Basic Life Support (BLS: General Duties Ambulance, Red Cross, Surf Lifesavers, State Emergency Services, St. Johns Ambulance, Sports Trainers and Coaches etc) or trained in Advanced Life Support (ALS: Physicians, Paramedics, Nurses, etc).
Since then, NeckSafe has become ﬁrmly entrenched in the minds and on the agendas of all those associated with pre-hospital care. Dr. Cohen and his partners have continued the development, reﬁnement and delivery of this program, and are credited as the industry leading trainers of Acute Spinal Injury. Their eﬀorts have prevented numerous SCI’s – a worthwhile achievement for individuals and teams involved in activities associated with acute spinal injury.
Since 2012, NeckSafe has blossomed to encompass the prevention of head and neck injuries using social media, online learning methodology and smartphone apps. The online HeadSafe course joins NeckSafe as key educational tools to help decrease the preventable aspects of both these injuries.
HeadsafeIP Pty Ltd
PO Box 509, Bondi
NSW 2026, Australia