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NeuroTracker pilot program approved for Jefferson Elementary

November 9th, 2013 7:12 pm by Rick Wagner

NeuroTracker pilot program approved for Jefferson Elementary

KINGSPORT — The same technology used by the U.S. military and college and professional football teams will be used on a pilot basis at the city’s Jefferson Elementary School.

NeuroTracker, a three-dimensional visual program that grew out of research at the University of Montreal, can measure and improve memory and response in distracting situations.

Jefferson Principal Brian Partin presented the Board of Mayor and Aldermen a proposal for a NeuroTracker pilot program at Jefferson, where 25 to 30 students would participate based on permission from parents and recommendations from teachers and parents.

The BOE approved the proposal at its Thursday night meeting, and the three- to four-week student pilot should start soon, Partin said.

The program centers on memory and recall and has been used by the New England Patriots and University of Tennessee football teams, as well as the U.S. military special operations, where it was first used.

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