Canada’s Olympians get extra science and technology money from feds

The split between science and technology is not clear, but concussion research is definately a good thing.

OTP is also funding a concussion research project at the WinSport Medicine Clinic at the Canadian Sport Institute Calgary (CSIC). OTP money helped pay for a robotic, virtual-reality device that monitors sensory, motor and cognitive function in people with brain injuries.

Olympic bobsledder and former CFL player Jesse Lumsden demonstrated the technology Wednesday for Gosal.

“It’s an objective test that can’t be cheated like the three-word trick we used to do in football,” Lumsden said, referring to players being told to remember three words as a test of their memory following a hit to the head. “You get objective feedback that can’t be tainted by anything.